Fruit Flies pp 415-418 | Cite as

Fruit Fly Eradication Research Programs in Hawaii

  • R. I. Vargas


Four economically important tephritid fruit flies have been introduced accidently into the Hawaiian Islands, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett, melon fly (MF), in 1895, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Mediterranean fruit fly (MFF), in 1907, Dacus dorsalis Hendel, oriental fruit fly (OFF), in 1945, and Dacus latifrons (Hendel), Malaysian fruit fly (MaFF), in 1983. These fruit flies preclude development of a diversified tropical fruit and vegetable industry in Hawaii, require exported fruits to undergo expensive quarantine treatments, and provide a reservoir for introduction into the mainland U. S.


Pilot Test Hawaiian Island Sterile Insect Technique Tropical Fruit Methyl Eugenol 
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