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Research Project: Detection, Control and Area-wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests of Tropical/Subtropical Crops

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Title: Compendium of fruit fly host information (CoFFHI), edition 3.0

Author
item Liquido, Nicanor - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item Mcquate, Grant
item Suiter, Karl - North Carolina State University

Submitted to: USDA CPHST Online Database
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/29/2017
Publication Date: 9/22/2017
Citation: Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Suiter, K.A. 2017. Compendium of fruit fly host information (CoFFHI), edition 3.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Interpretive Summary: Fruit flies of the Family Tephritidae, such as oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis), impose enormous constraints on the diversification of agricultural production and expansion of agricultural trade around the world. Prevention of the introduction and establishment of exotic fruit flies that pose significant threats to U.S. agriculture and natural resources is dependent on the knowledge of the status of commodities as hosts for fruit fly species. The Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI), developed through collaborative efforts of scientists in USDA-APHIS, USDA-ARS, and the Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) of North Carolina State University (NCSU), provides centralized, comprehensive documentation of what is known, worldwide, about the status of fruits and vegetables as hosts of fruit flies of economic importance. It, also, provides botanical and geographic information on each host plant. It is an interactive, searchable application that is accessible online. CoFFHI, Edition 3.0 (available at: https://coffhi.cphst.org/) provides both a broad background of plant hosts of fruit flies of the world as well as expanded comprehensive host data for specific tephritid fruit fly species of economic importance. The broad background is provided by incorporation of two tephritid fruit fly databases, the Tephritidae Database and the Dacinae of the Pacific Islands. Comprehensive host plant databases and/or provisional host lists, are provided for 14 select quarantine-significant fruit fly pests of horticultural commodities: the Mexican fruit fly; the West Indian fruit fly; the white-striped fruit fly; the carambola fruit fly; the guava fruit fly; the melon fly; the oriental fruit fly complex; the mango fruit fly; Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel); Bactrocera pedestris (Bezzi); Bactrocera tau (Walker) complex; the peach fruit fly; the Mediterranean fruit fly; and, the apple maggot fly.

Technical Abstract: The Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI), edition 3.0 (available at: https://coffhi.cphst.org/), developed through collaborative efforts of scientists in USDA-APHIS, USDA-ARS, and the Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) of North Carolina State University (NCSU), provides centralized online documentation of what is known, worldwide, about the status of fruits and vegetables as hosts of fruit flies of the world. It, also, provides botanical and geographic information on each host plant. It provides both a broad background of hosts of fruit flies of the world as well as comprehensive host data for specific tephritid fruit fly species of economic importance. The broad background is provided by incorporation of two tephritid fruit fly databases: the Tephritidae Database and the Dacinae of the Pacific Islands. Comprehensive host plant databases and/or provisional host lists are provided for 14 select quarantine-significant fruit fly pests of horticultural commodities: the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew); the West Indian fruit fly, Anastrepha obliqua Macquart; the white-striped fruit fly, Bactrocera albistrigata (de Meijere); the carambola fruit fly, Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock; the guava fruit fly, Bactrocera correcta (Bezzi); the melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett); the oriental fruit fly complex, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) complex; the mango fruit fly, Bactrocera frauenfeldi (Schiner); Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel); Bactrocera pedestris (Bezzi); Bactrocera tau (Walker) complex; the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders); the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann); and, the apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh). The validated infestation summaries in CoFFHI, edition 3.0, of host plants of tephritid fruit fly species of economic importance are valuable tools for use in regulatory decision-making during fruit fly emergency action and quarantine programs and to help develop protocols that prevent the introduction and establishment of exotic fruit flies that pose significant threats to U.S. agriculture and natural resources.