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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: Host plant records of the Mango Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) frauenfeldi (Schiner) (Diptera: Tephritidae), version 1.0

Author
item Liquido, Nicanor - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item Mcquate, Grant
item Lee, Kelly Ann - North Carolina State University
item Nakamichi, Kelly - North Carolina State University
item Birnbaum, Amanda - North Carolina State University
item Tateno, Amber - North Carolina State University
item Hanlin, Megan - North Carolina State University

Submitted to: USDA CPHST Online Database
Publication Type: Literature Review
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/20/2017
Publication Date: 9/20/2017
Citation: Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Lee, K.L., Nakamichi, K.A., Birnbaum, A.L., Tateno, A.P., Hanlin, M.A. 2017. Host plant records of the Mango Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) frauenfeldi (Schiner) (Diptera: Tephritidae), version 1.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available online at:USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI). Edition 3.0 https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Interpretive Summary: The mango fruit fly, the scientific name of which is Bactrocera frauenfeldi, is a tephritid fruit fly species present in Pacific Island nations and territories. Although it has, to date, not been detected in the United States, its presence in Pacific Island nations and its broad host range make it a potential invasive pest of quarantine significance. In order to prevent the entry, establishment and spread of the mango fruit fly into a new habitat, an accurate knowledge of the fly’s host plants is essential. The list of provisional suitable host plants for B.frauenfeldi is a list of plant taxa for which there are validated infestations by B.frauenfeldi under natural field conditions. This list is comprised of 82 plant taxa, belonging to 49 genera in 32 plant families. The predominant families of host plants are the citrus family (Rutaceae) with 10 plant taxa (including grapefruit, orange and tangerine) and the family Myrtaceae with nine plant taxa (including guava, mountain apple and water apple). An additional 35 plant taxa, belonging to 22 genera and 16 plant families, are considered “undetermined hosts” for which additional data are needed to document actual host status. The provisional host list for B.frauenfeldi is a product of the USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information, a project funded through Farm Bill.

Technical Abstract: Bactrocera (Bactrocera) frauenfeldi (Schiner, 1868), commonly known as the mango fruit fly, is regulated through the Plant Protection Act of 2000 (7 U.S.C. 7701-7772) and relevant Parts and Subparts of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR – Agriculture). Although, to date, the USDA PestID has no interception record of B.frauenfeldi, its presence in Pacific Island nations and its broad host range make it a potential invasive pest of quarantine significance. This document was developed because the 7 CFR – Agriculture has no host list for B.frauenfeldi. The provisional suitable host list for B.frauenfeldi, which includes plant taxa for which there are validated infestations under natural field conditions, consists of 82 plant taxa, belonging to 49 genera in 32 plant families. In addition, 35 plant taxa, belonging to 22 genera in 16 plant families, are considered to be “undetermined hosts” for which additional data are needed to document their actual host status. This document is a product of the USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information, a project funded through Farm Bill.