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Species Bactrocera oleae - Olive Fruit Fly

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Subfamily Dacinae (Tropical Fruit Flies)
Genus Bactrocera
Species oleae (Olive Fruit Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dacus oleae
Explanation of Names
Bactrocera oleae (Rossi 1790)
Size
4-5 mm
Range
native to the Mediterranean, introduced (and so far restricted) to CA(1)
Food
Larvae feed exclusively on olive fruits; adults take nectar, honeydew, etc.
Life Cycle
In the Mediterranean region, 2-5 generations a year
Remarks
a serious pest in CA; Psyttalia cf. concolor (a hymenopteran parasitoid) introduced in 2008 to control this pest(2)
earliest record in our area: Los Angeles, CA 1998(1)
Internet References
Fact sheets: Zalom et al. (2009)(2) | Weems & Nation (1999-2012)[cite:185010]