Pacific Fruit Fly Project

Pacifly is the Pacific 's fruit fly web page which contains information about economic and non economic species of fruit flies in all the Pacific Island Countries and Territorries. Fruitflies are serious pests throughout tropical and sub tropical countries. They constitute of one of the worlds major insect pest in fresh fruits and fleshy vegetables. In every PICT, there is at least one damaging endemic fruit fly species present. Fruitflies cause direct losses to  fruit production and  in instances  where exotic species became established in a country, very expensive eradication programes had to be carried out. The Pacifly aims to provide detailed information of everything related to Fruit flies.

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Marshall Islands is a country made up of 29 low atolls, covering 181 km².

FRUIT FLY SPECIES: Only one species: mango fly (Bactrocera frauenfeldi (Schiner). It is widespread over every atoll of Marshall Islands.

STATUS OF QUARANTINE SURVEILLANCE (as of October 2007): There are 7 trapping sites on Majuro each with one Cue-lure and one methyl eugenol trap. Traps are maintained by quarantine inspectors, under the supervision of the SPC Project on Plant Protection in Micronesia, based on Pohnpei (contact Mr. John Wichep This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Amnesty bin and quarantine inspection at Majuro airport terminal (Photo: L. Leblanc)


Leblanc, L. 1997. Fruit fly fauna in Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Palau, Kiribati, Northern Marianas and Marshall Islands. pp. 64-67 in: Allwood, A.J., Drew, R.A. I. 1997. Management of Fruit Flies in the Pacific. ACIAR Proceedings No. 76. 267pp.

Download Pest Advisory Leaflet on Mango Fly in English (344 Kb)