Papaya fruit fly

Note: B. papayae, B. philippinensis, B. invadens and B. dorsalis are recognised as a single species, B. dorsalis, by some researchers. (Synonymization of key pest species within the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae): taxonomic changes based on a review of 20 years of integrative morphological, molecular, cytogenetic, behavioural and chemoecological data, Systematic Entomology, first published online 28 October 2014


High priority pest of: Avocados, Citrus, Dried fruit, Mangoes, Papaya, Passionfruit, Summerfruit, Table grapes, Wine grapes

Scientific name: Bactrocera papayae
EPPRD Category: 2
Life Form: Flies & Midges (DIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol