Having high mobility and fecundity as well as being very polyphagous, the oriental fruit fly is a dreaded invasive species and a major quarantine target (Clarke et al.
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OFF stands for Oriental Fruit Fly
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The Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) is a pest well known in the United States and is causing severe damage to French Polynesian agriculture, a major industry with exports of several tropical fruits and vegetables.
Native to Southeast Asia, it was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1940s and provided excellent control of Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis [Hendel]).
The oriental fruit fly is a polyphagous pest that damages more than 250 plant species including numerous fruits and vegetables (Clarke et al.
For the past 100 years, four foreign fruit fly species--Mediterranean fruit fly, melon fly, Oriental fruit fly, and Malaysian fruit fly--have been devastating more than 400 fruits and vegetables in the Hawaiian islands.
Influence of guava ripening on parasitism of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), by Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and other parasitoids.
Arrival of the Oriental fruit fly in Palau in the mid-1990s can be seen as a biological disaster, the costs of which are potentially far greater than a major physical disaster such as a severe typhoon," McGregor says.