EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/039

Bactrocera tryoni is absent from and has never been present in Tasmania (AU)

In the recently published 'Distribution Maps of Quarantine Pests for Europe', Bactrocera tryoni (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is given as 'Present, no details' in Tasmania (AU). The EPPO database PQR (version 3.7) has equivalent information. The second edition of 'Quarantine Pests for Europe' refers to the situation as 'recently found in Tasmania, where it is now under eradication'. All these records are incorrect, and EPPO is officially informed by the Australian NPPO that B. tryoni is absent from and has never been found in Tasmania.
This error arose from an incorrect abstract, published in the Review of Applied Entomology and on CABPESTCD, of an article by Dadour et al. (1992) in Journal of Economic Entomology. This original article referred to eradication of B. tryoni in southwestern Australia, not in Tasmania.
The absence of B. tryoni in Tasmania has been recognized by the USA, Japan and other countries.


NPPO of Australia, 1999-03.