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Volume 47 

Olive fruit (Olea europaea L.) as a host of Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) in south eastern Australia.

Bernard C. Dominiak, Linda Semeraro, Mark J. Blacket, Adrian C. Englefield, and Alicia Mellberg 

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There is limited historical information for olive fruit as a host for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni). In 2015, five suspect samples from informal surveys of olive fruit from the Sunraysia district were examined for B. tryoni and found positive. Larval and adult identifications were confirmed using both morphological and molecular  methods. Olive fruit were found to support and produce between 3.8 and 32.5 adults per kilogram of fruit, which is comparable to some citrus. There is a need to further develop a fruit fly standard for a host susceptibility index or host potential index. If producers are developing a systems approach to manage fruit fly, they need to be aware that olive fruit can act as an alternative host for B. tryoni.

General & Applied Entomology 47: 1-6.

Posted on-line 12.07.2019


Expansion of Sycamore Lace Bug Corythucha ciliata (Say) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) in New South Wales, Australia, between 2008 and 2019.

Bernie C. Dominiak, Peter Worsley, Bernard Millynn and Angus J. Carnegie

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Sycamore lace bug (Corythucha ciliata (Say)) was detected on Platanus x acerifolia in New South Wales in 2007 and confined to the Sydney basin. Surveys were undertaken in New South Wales in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2019 to monitor the spread of the pest. There were 1,351 sites inspected with 409 detections during these five survey years. Corythucha ciliata was found on P. x acerifolia, P. orientalis and P. orientalis var. ‘digitata’, and is now distributed from Albury in southern NSW to Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands, and west to Dubbo. The insect had dispersed a maximum of about 450 km after eight years. However some dispersal distances were as short as 270 km to the north. The insect continues to disperse slowly across New South Wales.

General & Applied Entomology 47: 7-11.

Posted on-line 12.07.2019


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