EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/060

First report of Bactrocera zonata in Egypt

Bactrocera zonata (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is reported for the first time from Egypt. This fruit fly was recently found on guavas (Psidium guajava) and other fruits and vegetables. So far, B. zonata was known to occur only in Asian countries (although some adventive populations were reported from Mauritius).


Taher, M. (1998) Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) in Egypt. Disease and pest outbreaks.
Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, no. 27, December 1998, FAO, p 30.