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New distribution and lure records of Dacinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Queensland, Australia, and description of a new species of Dacus Fabricius
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2012
© 2012 The Authors; Australian Journal of Entomology © 2012 Australian Entomological Society
Australian Journal of Entomology
Volume 51, Issue 4, pages 239–247, November 2012
How to Cite
Royer, J. E. and Hancock, D. L. (2012), New distribution and lure records of Dacinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Queensland, Australia, and description of a new species of Dacus Fabricius. Australian Journal of Entomology, 51: 239–247. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2012.00864.x
For the purposes of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th Edition) this paper was published on 1 November 2012
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 17 MAY 2012
- Accepted for publication 26 March 2012.
Vol. 52, Issue 2, 183, Article first published online: 1 MAY 2013
- cue lure;
- fruit fly trapping;
- methyl eugenol
New distribution records for 42 species of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) in Queensland are presented, resulting from exotic fruit fly monitoring from 1996 to 2011. Summaries of previously known Australian distributions are provided. Fruit flies were collected at cue lure and methyl eugenol traps and reared from host fruit. No new distributions south of Townsville were recorded for the economic species Bactrocera frauenfeldi (Schiner, 1868), Bactrocera kraussi (Hardy, 1951) and Bactrocera musae (Tryon, 1927). Minor range extensions are noted for Bactrocera neohumeralis (Hardy, 1951) and Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt, 1897). Bactrocera jarvisi (Tryon, 1927) is recorded being weakly attracted to cue lure in Queensland and the first lure record (one specimen from cue lure) is provided for Dacus (Mellesis) petioliforma (May, 1956). Taxonomic issues with Bactrocera melanothoracica Drew (1989) and Bactrocera unirufa Drew (1989) are discussed. Dacus (Neodacus) coenensis sp. n. is described and illustrated from Cape York Peninsula.