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Bactrocera latifrons

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The Malaysian fruit fly (Bactrocera latifrons) is a small fly (about 1/3 inch) with a slender, whitish to yellowish body which feeds on the fruits of plants in a number of important plant families. 

Species description or overview

Bactrocera latifrons description
Bactrocera latifrons is described with links to illustrations (from "Pest fruit flies of the world - larvae", 2005).

Taxonomy & nomenclature

Bactrocera latifrons information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Bactrocera latifrons, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Control methods

Improved lure for Malaysian fruit flies
A new lure for the Malaysian fruit fly will provide an improved means to detect, survey, and control the pest. The lure was developed by researchers in Hawaii where the fly causes damage to vegetable crops (1999).

Hawaii Area Wide Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management Program (HAW-FLY-PM) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
HAW-FLY-PM goals and strategies are described in this pamphlet from the University of Hawaii.

Fruit fly protein bait View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Protein bait lures and sprays to monitor and control male and female fruit flies are described in this pamphlet from the University of Hawaii.

Sanitation for fruit fly suppression View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Sanitation as part of integrated pest management for fruit flies is described in this pamphlet from the University of Hawaii.

Full-text articles

Distribution and host utilization of Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae) on the island of Kauai, Hawaii
The distribution, abundance, and host preferences of tephritid fruit flies on Kauai was determined by using protein bait traps, fruit traps and monthly fruit collections (Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings, 2001) .

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