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Sequential invasions by fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Pacific and Indian Ocean islands: A systematic review

Duyck P.F., Jourdan H., Mille C.. 2022. Ecology and Evolution, 12 (5) : 10 p..

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8880

The aim of our review was to examine the cases of Tephritidae invasions across island systems in order to determine whether they follow a hierarchical mode of invasion. We reviewed the literature on factors and mechanisms driving invasion sequences in Pacific and Southwest Indian Ocean islands and gathered every record of invasion by a polyphagous tephritid in island groups. From invasion date or period, we defined an invasion link when a new fruit fly established on an island where another polyphagous tephritid is already resident (that was indigenous or a previous invader). Across surveyed islands, we documented 67 invasion links, involving 24 tephritid species. All invasion links were directional, i.e., they involved a series of invasions by invaders that were closely related to a resident species but were increasingly more competitive. These sequential establishments of species are driven by interspecific competition between resident and exotic species but are also influenced by history, routes, and flows of commercial exchanges and the bridgehead effect. This information should be used to improve biosecurity measures. Interactions between trade flow, invasive routes, and the presence of invasive and resident species should be integrated into large-scale studies.

Mots-clés : espèce envahissante; tephritidae; Écologie animale; bactrocera dorsalis; bactrocera; compétition interspécifique; Îles du pacifique; papouasie-nouvelle-guinée; palau; nauru; australie; Îles salomon; hawaï; nouvelle-calédonie; vanuatu; Îles wallis et futuna; fidji; tonga; samoa; Îles cook; polynésie française; pitcairn; comores; mayotte; seychelles; madagascar; réunion; maurice

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