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Fruit flies - Solomon Is. (021) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Breadfruit fly, mango fly, melon fly, Solomon fly

Scientific Name

Mango fly (Bactrocera frauenfeldi) (Photo 1); melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) (Photo 2); breadfruit fly (Bactrocera umbrosa) (Photo 3); Solomon fly (Dacus solomonensis ) (Photo 4). There are many more fruit fly species in Solomon Islands, but these are pests of economic importance.

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information (and photos 1,3-9) Fruit flies in Fiji Islands (2000), SPC Pest Advisory Leaflet 28; and from Fruit fly control methods for Pacific island countries and territories (2001), SPC Pest Advisory Leaflet 40. Photo 2 West Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council Wiki. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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