Melon fruit fly

Melon fruit fly

Florida Division of Plant Industry Archive, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Bugwood.org

• A 6-8mm long small orange-browncoloured fly with distinctive brown spots on its wings
• It affects a number of crops including melons, citrus and papaya
• The fly could enter Australia as larva in infected fruit
• Currently occurs in Northern Africa, southern Asia, southeast Asia and Hawaii
• Has the potential to affect Australia’s fruit producers, including papaya growers

High priority pest of: Avocados, Papaya, Passionfruit, Melons, Summerfruit, Vegetables

Scientific name: Bactrocera cucurbitae
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Flies & Midges (DIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol