Options for the Management of Fruit Fly Species on Rotuma Island

The fruit fly study undertaken during August–November 2011 comprised:

  • An analysis of trapping and fruit sampling data to confirm the distribution of Bactrocera kirki within
    Fiji territories;
  • A review of heat tolerance research undertaken in the Pacific to determine whether the current heat
    treatment used by Fiji for B. passiflorae and B. xanthodes will also kill B. kirki; and
  • A scoping study to determine if B. kirki could be eradicated from Rotuma.

Key words: fruit fly, host, Bactrocera kirki, plant protection, heat treatment, HTFA

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