|Bactrocera curvipennis (Froggatt)|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:45|
Female B. curvipennis (Photo: S. Wilson)
DISTRIBUTION: Endemic to New Caledonia.
HOST PLANTS: Recorded from at least 41 host plant species in 30 genera and 21 families: Detailed host list.
BIOLOGY: This species is kept in laboratory colonies in New Caledonia. Larvae reared on banana-based diet. Heat tolerance studies have been completed in New Caledonia and published.
MALE LURE: Cue-lure.
QUARANTINE SURVEILLANCE: Cue-lure trapping and regular host fruit surveys of high risk species, especially guava, mango, Syzygium apples and Tropical almond.
OPTIONS FOR RESPONSE (If newly discovered in a country): Increased trapping, increased host fruit sampling, restriction of fruit movement, protein bait spraying, male annihilation.