|Bactrocera strigifinis (Walker)|
|Monday, 21 January 2013 13:53|
DISTRIBUTION: Australia (Eastern coastal rainforests of Queensland, as far South as Ayr District), mainland Papua New Guinea, and trapped a few times in Guadalcanal and Western Provinces of Solomon Islands.
HOST PLANTS: It has been bred from flowers of pumpkin and zucchini (both Cucurbita pepo) in PNG.
ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE: Not determined, but probably not a significant pest.
MALE LURE: Cue-lure.
QUARANTINE SURVEILLANCE: Cue-lure trapping and regular host fruit surveys of pumpkin flowers.
OPTIONS FOR RESPONSE (If newly discovered in a country): Increased trapping, increased host fruit sampling, restriction of fruit movement, protein bait spraying.
CONTROL: Protein bait spraying on cucurbit crop.