EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/146

First report of Bactrocera invadens in Comoros


Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO Alert List), a new fruit fly recently described in East Africa (EPPO RS 2005/085), has been detected for the first time on the island of Ngazidja in Comoros. Phytosanitary measures are being taken to prevent any further spread. It is suspected that this fruit fly has been introduced with trade.

Sources

Web site of the ‘Programme Régional de Protection des Végétaux dans l’Océan Indien’ - Bactrocera invadens aux Comores.
http://www.prpv.org/index.php/fr/layout/set/print/content/view/full/995