|Bactrocera curvifera (Walker)|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:29|
DISTRIBUTION: Widespread and common in Papua New Guinea, though uncommon in the Highlands and absent from Manus and Bougainville provinces.
HOST PLANTS: This species has been bred a few times from breadfruit.
BIOLOGY: Not yet studied.
ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE: Probably not a significant pest.
MALE LURE: Methyl eugenol.
QUARANTINE SURVEILLANCE: Methyl eugenol trapping and regular host fruit surveys of breadfruit.
OPTIONS FOR RESPONSE (If newly discovered in a country): Increased trapping, increased host fruit sampling, restriction of fruit movement, protein bait spraying, male annihilation.