EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/110

First report of Liriomyza trifolii, L. huidobrensis and L. sativae in Jordan

A survey of agromyzid leaf miners and their parasitoids was conducted between July 1995 and September 1996, at different locations of Jordan, including Amman area, Madaba, Bagaa, Jerash, Mafraq, Modawara, Ghur Safi and Central Ghur. The following five species were found on vegetable, ornamental crops and weeds: Chromatomyia horticola, Liriomyza huidobrensis, L. trifolii (both EPPO A2 quarantine pests), L. sativae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) and Phytomyza petoei. The most common species found was L. huidobrensis. This is the first report of L. huidobrensis, L. trifolii and L. sativae in Jordan. The presence of L. sativae in Jordan was confirmed by the NPPO of Jordan. It can be recalled that L. sativae has recently been found in Israel (EPPO RS 2001/118), and that it is present in Oman and Yemen. The situation of L. huidobrensis, L. trifolii and L. sativae in Jordan can be described as follows: Present, no details.


Al-Ghabeish, I.; Allawi, T.F. (2001) Agromyzid leafminers and their parasitoids in Jordan.
Dirasat. Agricultural Sciences, 28 (2/3), 172-177 (abstract).
NPPO of Jordan, 2002-07.