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Title: Synonymization of key pest species within the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae): Taxonomic changes based on a review of 20 years of integrative morphological, molecular, cytogenetic, behavioural and chemoecological data
Authors: Mark K. Schutze
Nidchaya Aketarawong
Weerawan Amornsak
Karen F. Armstrong
Antonis A. Augustinos
Norman Barr
Wang Bo
Kostas Bourtzis
Laura M. Boykin
Carlos Cáceres
Stephen L. Cameron
Toni A. Chapman
Suksom Chinvinijkul
Anastasija Chomič
Marc De Meyer
Ellena Drosopoulou
Anna Englezou
Sunday Ekesi
Angeliki Gariou-Papalexiou
Scott M. Geib
Deborah Hailstones
Mohammed Hasanuzzaman
David Haymer
Alvin K.W. Hee
Jorge Hendrichs
Andrew Jessup
Qinge Ji
Fathiya M. Khamis
Matthew N. Krosch
Luc Leblanc
Khalid Mahmood
Anna R. Malacrida
Pinelopi Mavragani-Tsipidou
Maulid Mwatawala
Ritsuo Nishida
Hajime Ono
Jesus Reyes
Daniel Rubinoff
Michael San Jose
Todd E. Shelly
Sunyanee Srikachar
Keng H. Tan
Sujinda Thanaphum
Ihsan Haq
Shanmugam Vijaysegaran
Suk L. Wee
Farzana Yesmin
Antigone Zacharopoulou
Anthony R. Clarke
Queensland University of Technology QUT
Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre
Mahidol University
Kasetsart University
Lincoln University, New Zealand
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
Panepistimion Patron
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
University of Western Australia
Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute
Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Royal Museum for Central Africa
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Nairobi
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Washington DC
Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Dhaka
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Universiti Putra Malaysia
NSW Department of Primary Industries
University of Queensland
Pakistan Museum of Natural History
Universita degli Studi di Pavia
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Kyoto University
Tan Hak Heng Co.
National Agricultural Research Center
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Citation: Systematic Entomology. Vol.40, No.2 (2015), 456-471
Abstract: © 2014 The Royal Entomological Society. Bactrocera papayae Drew & Hancock, Bactrocera philippinensis Drew & Hancock, Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock, and Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta & White are four horticultural pest tephritid fruit fly species that are highly similar, morphologically and genetically, to the destructive pest, the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae). This similarity has rendered the discovery of reliable diagnostic characters problematic, which, in view of the economic importance of these taxa and the international trade implications, has resulted in ongoing difficulties for many areas of plant protection and food security. Consequently, a major international collaborative and integrated multidisciplinary research effort was initiated in 2009 to build upon existing literature with the specific aim of resolving biological species limits among B. papayae, B. philippinensis, B. carambolae, B. invadens and B. dorsalis to overcome constraints to pest management and international trade. Bactrocera philippinensis has recently been synonymized with B. papayae as a result of this initiative and this review corroborates that finding; however, the other names remain in use. While consistent characters have been found to reliably distinguish B. carambolae from B. dorsalis, B. invadens and B. papayae, no such characters have been found to differentiate the latter three putative species. We conclude that B. carambolae is a valid species and that the remaining taxa, B. dorsalis, B. invadens and B. papayae, represent the same species. Thus, we consider B. dorsalis (Hendel) as the senior synonym of B. papayae Drew and Hancock syn.n. and B. invadens Drew, Tsuruta & White syn.n. A redescription of B. dorsalis is provided. Given the agricultural importance of B. dorsalis, this taxonomic decision will have significant global plant biosecurity implications, affecting pest management, quarantine, international trade, postharvest treatment and basic research. Throughout the paper, we emphasize the value of independent and multidisciplinary tools in delimiting species, particularly in complicated cases involving morphologically cryptic taxa.
ISSN: 13653113
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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