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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This French Territory is composed of two groups of islands separated by a 200 km distance: Wallis (159 km², 145m) and Futuna-Alofi (115 km², 524m). Trapping was done for the first time in 1995 on both islands to determine seasonal abundance of fruit flies.

FRUIT FLY SPECIES: Bactrocera passiflorae, B. kirki, Pacific fruit fly (B. xanthodes) and the non-economic B. obscura (Malloch) occur on both Wallis and Futuna, while B. distincta is restricted to Futuna.

STATUS OF QUARANTINE SURVEILLANCE (as of October 2007): There are 17 trapping sites on Wallis and 2 sites on Futuna, each with one Cue-lure and one methyl eugenol trap. There are also 2 female fruit fly traps placed in Wallis - one(1) at the wharf and one(1) at the airport. Fruits sampled for research and quarantine surveillance are breadfruit, mango and papaya. There is also a quarantine awareness program on the radio.

Leblanc, L., Malau, A. 2002. Preliminary Report on the Status of Fruit Flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) on Wallis and Futuna. PMP-FFM Report. 14pp.
Sales, F. 1998. Les mouches des fruits dans les territoires de Nouvelle-Calédonie et de Wallis et Futuna. Fruits. 53: 41-56.
Tora Vueti, E., Allwood, A.J., Leweniqila, L., Ralulu, L., Balawakula, A., Malau, A., Sales, F., Peleti, K. 1997. Fruit fly fauna in Fiji, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, Tokelau and Nauru. pp. 60-63 in: Allwood, A.J., and Drew, R.A.I. 1997. Management of fruit flies in the Pacific. ACIAR Proceedings No 76. 267pp.

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