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Tropical Fruit Flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia

Flora / Fauna
120 recently discovered species
425 detailed drawings
Revision of all known species
Updated geographical distributions and host records
Accurate list and detailed information of all known pest species

By: Richard AI Drew (Author), Meredith C Romig (Author)

653 pages, 425 b/w line drawings

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Nov 2013 | #196621 | ISBN-13: 9781780640358
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NHBS Price: £135.00 $165/€152 approx

About this book

As global warming and species migration become more prevalent issues, there is an urgent need for a text that provides comprehensive taxonomic details and geographic distributions of Dacinae fruit flies within south-east Asia. In particular, some of the major pest species of this region are being introduced on a regular basis to new geographical areas, causing widespread food security issues and economic hardship. Quarantine and horticultural organisations require detailed information on these fruit fly species in order to detect and eradicate any new incursions. This major new reference work details the taxonomic research into the subfamily Dacinae, which contains the tropical fruit flies of south-east Asia, as well as many other regions of the world.

While focusing on south-east Asian fauna, all known species are included, through a study of the type material available in museums around the world. Specimens collected in major surveys conducted across Asia from 1983 to present have also been used to ensure a complete, in-depth review of this subfamily.

Providing complete descriptions and artwork of all species of Dacinae recorded from the south-east Asian region for the first time, Tropical Fruit Flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia is written and illustrated by experts with over 80 years' combined research experience. Areas covered include: India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Palau, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is an essential reference for departments of agriculture, researchers and students of entomology and quarantine, horticultural and chemical industry personnel worldwide.


- Abstract
- Introduction
- Methods and Abbreviations
- Generic and Subgeneric Classification
- Definitions of Genera
- Definitions of Subgenera
- Species Listed Under Genera and Subgenera
- Species Complexes
- Bactrocera (Bactrocera) dorsalis complex
- Bactrocera (Bactrocera) nigrotibialis complex
- Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) scutellaris complex
- Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) tau complex
- Identification of Cryptic Species
- Description of Species Under Genera and Subgenera
- Genus Bactrocera Macquart
- Subgenus Afrodacus Bezzi
- Asiadacus Perkins
- Bactrocera Macquart
- Bulladacus Drew & Hancock
- Daculus Speiser
- Gymnodacus Munro
- Hemigymnodacus Hardy
- Javadacus Hardy
- Nesodacus Perkins
- Papuodacus Drew
- Paradacus Perkins
- Parasinodacus new subgenus
- Paratridacus Shiraki
- Parazeugodacus Shiraki
- Semicallantra Drew
- Sinodacus Zia
- Tetradacus Miyake
- Zeugodacus Hendel
- Genus Dacus Fabricius
- Subgenus Callantra Walker
- Didacus Collart
- Leptoxyda Macquart
- Mellesis Bezzi
- Neodacus Perkins
- Genus Ichneumonopsis Hardy
- Genus Monacrostichus Bezzi
- Pest Species in the Genera Bactrocera and Dacus
- Figures
- References
- Taxonomic Index

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