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Queensland fruit fly - overwintering population data

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This dataset contains data on climate and on the emergence of the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni, from samples of fruit collected from late autumn to early spring 2017, which were obtained using a field-site located at the subtropical/temperate interface (Tropical Fruit World, NSW, Australia).

The development times and abundance of B. tryoni from samples held at ambient and controlled conditions were monitored. The observed data were compared to predictions of a day-degree population model published by Yonow et al. (2004) based on the climate data during the study period. 

Geographical area of data collection



Clarke, Anthony R., Merkel, Katharina, Hulthen, Andrew D., & Schwarzmueller, Florian (2019) Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae) overwintering: An overview. Austral Entomology, 58(1), pp. 3-8. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/125637/

Research areas

Biological sciences
Pest insects
Temperature effects

Cite this collection

Merkel, Katharina; Schwarzmueller, Florian; Hulthen, Andrew D.; Schellhorn, Nancy; Williams, David; Clarke, Anthony R. (2019): Queensland fruit fly - overwintering population data. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/5ca408d24d554

Related information

Yonow, T, Zalucki, MP, Sutherst, RW, Dominiak, BC, Maywald, GF, Maelzer, DA and Kriticos, DJ (2004). Modelling the population dynamics of the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera (Dacus) tryoni: a cohort-based approach incorporating the effects of weather. Ecological Modelling 173 (1) 9-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3800(03)00306-5

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Data file types

Data files types include: .csv files, e.g. Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc; .txt file, e.g. Notepad; .png files, e.g. Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer; .R file, R or R Studio.


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Dates of data collection

From 2017-05-11 to 2017-11-01


Has association with
Anthony Clarke  (Researcher)
Katharina Merkel  (Researcher)


Name: Dr Katharina Merkel
Phone: +61 7 3138 8469


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Published - Open Access