Fruit flies are recognised as some of the most damaging insect pests to affect horticultural production around the world. As many fruit flies can appear similar, being able to accurately identify different species is important for pest management and emergency response.
This site has been developed for diagnosticians and includes species pages with high resolution images, information on molecular diagnostic tools, an online Lucid key to 65 species of Dacine flies, a rotatable 3D fruit fly to assist in identifying key morphology features and a downloadable The Australian Handbook for the Identification of Fruit Flies.
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Author(s):Plant Health Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, CRC PLANTbiosecurity
Published:July 3, 2022
Date added:January 28, 2020