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<em>Zeugodacus depressus</em>

Zeugodacus depressus

Previous scientific names: Zeugodacus depressus Shiraki, Paradacus depressus (Shiraki), Bactrocera (Paradacus) depressa (Shiraki), Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) depressa (Shiraki)


Morphological – adult

Features include:

  • a large species
  • face fulvous with a pair of small to medium ill-defined fuscous to dark fuscous spots
  • postpronotal lobes and notopleura yellow
  • scutum basically red-brown with dark markings
  • lateral and medial postsutural yellow vittae present
  • a yellow spot anterior to notopleural suture in front of lateral postsutural yellow vittae
  • mesopleural stripe reaching midway between anterior margin of notopleuron and anterior npl. seta dorsally
  • scutellum yellow
  • wing with cells bc and c with a pale fuscous tint, microtrichia in outer corner of cell c only
  • a narrow fuscous costal band slightly overlapping R2+3
  • a broad fuscous anal streak
  • a pale tint around medial posterior area of wing margin
  • abdominal terga III-V fulvous with a black ‘T’ pattern consisting of a narrow transverse black band across anterior margin of tergum III and a medium-width medial longitudinal black band over all three terga that is broken on posterior margin of tergum III, anterolateral corners of terga IV and V dark fuscous.

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

Oligophagous. Recorded from 9 hosts in 2 families including Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae.

Commercial hosts include watermelon, cucumber, pumpkin and tomato.

Similar species

Similar to Zeugodacus tau except has pale tint around medial posterior area of wing margin, and all leg segments are pale.

Pest Status

  • Exotic
  • A pest of cucurbit crops


No known male attractant.