EPPO Global Database

Dacus ciliatus(DACUCI)

Distribution details in Sri Lanka

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, no details
From CABI Pest map 323 (2002): Present, no details
The presence of this species in Sri Lanka has been the matter of dispute (e.g. in the IIE map no. 323 of 1995, it was considered as a misidentification of Dacus keiseri), but it was confirmed by Tsuruta et al. in 1997.
* Drew RAI, Hancock DL, White IM (1998) An illustrated key to fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Peninsular India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Invertebrate Taxonomy 12, 567-654.

* Drew RAI, Romig MC (2013) Tropical Fruit Flies of South-East Asia. CABI, Wallingford, 653 pp.

* Tsuruta K, White IM, Bandara HMJ, Rajapakse H, Sundaraperuma SAH, Kahawatta SBMUC, Rajapakse GBJP (1997) A preliminary note on the host-plants of fruit flies of the tribe Dacini (Diptera, Tephritidae) in Sri Lanka. Esakia 37, 149-160.
------- Confirms the presence of D. ciliatus in Sri Lanka, the pest was reared from cucurbitaceous plants.

* White IM, Elson-Harris MM (1994) Fruit flies of economic significance: their identification and bionomics, 331. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.