First report of Sternochetus mangiferae in Yemen
In July 2004, Sternochetus mangiferae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, EPPO A1 list) was observed for the first time in Yemen. The pest was found in mango fruits collected from the Ahkoom region, Ta’izz Governorate. More samples were collected from Sanaa fruit market, and it appeared that the mango seed weevil is now probably present in all mango-growing regions of Yemen.
The situation of Sternochetus mangiferae in Yemen can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2004, probably present in all mango-growing areas.
Suleiman H, Mehdi A (2004) First record of mango seed beetle in Yemen.
Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, no. 38, June 2004, 25-26.