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<em>Bactrocera tuberculata</em>

Bactrocera tuberculata

Previous scientific names: Chaetodacus tuberculatus (Bezzi), Dacus tuberculatus (Bezzi), Dacus (Strumeta) tuberculatus (Bezzi)


Morphological – adult

Features include:

  • a medium-sized species
  • face fulvous with a pair of large circular black spots
  • postpronotal lobes and notopleura yellow, scutum mostly black
  • lateral postsutural yellow vittae present
  • medial postsutural yellow vitta absent
  • no yellow spot anterior to notopleural suture
  • mesopleural stripe reaching midway between anterior margin of notopleuron and anterior npl. seta dorsally
  • scutellum yellow
  • wing with cells bc and c colourless, microtrichia in extreme outer corner of cell c only
  • a narrow pale fuscous to fuscous costal band confluent with R2+3 and broken beyond apex of this vein and with a small fuscous to dark fuscous spot around apex of R4+5
  • a narrow pale fuscous anal streak confined within cell cup; abdominal terga III-V entirely black.

Morphological – larvae

No information available.



BsrI: Data not available

HinfI: Data not available

HhaI: Data not available

Sau3AI: Data not available

SnaBI: Data not available

SspI: Data not available

Vspl: Data not available


Data not available.

Host Range

Polyphagous. Recorded on 11 hosts from 8 families, including Anarcardiaceae, Caricaceae, Myrtaceae and Sapotaceae.

Commercial hosts include mango, papaw, wax jambu, peach and sapodilla.

Similar species

Bactrocera tuberculata is similar to B. correcta and B. oleae in possessing an incomplete costal band that is reduced to an apical elongate spot. It differs from B. correcta in having a black abdomen, and from B. oleae in having lateral vittae and a black abdomen.

Pest Status

  • Exotic
  • A minor pest of mango and papaya


Methyl eugenol