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Population Distribution of the Oriental Fruit Fly in the Highlands of Northern Taiwan

  • C.-C. Cheng
  • W.-Y. Lee
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The oriental fruit fly, Dacus dorsalis Hendel, has been present in this area for more than 70 years (Shiraki, 1913), as an economic pest of 89 species of fruits in 32 plant families (Chu and Chen, 1985). The fly is distributed throughout the Asian Pacific region, where it attacks the fruits causing economic damage (Shiraki, 1913). During the warmest seasons in northern Taiwan (average 32 °C), the complete life cycle may be completed in as quick as 10 or as slow as 21 days, according to individual habitats.


Asian Pacific Region Subtropical Forest Trap Catch Methyl Eugenol Host Abundance 
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