EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/061

Bactrocera dorsalis occurs in Java, Indonesia

Based on data from Drew and Handcock (1994), it had been considered that true Bactrocera dorsalis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) did not occur in Indonesia, and that earlier records referred to B. carambolae and B. papayae. In a recent paper on pests and diseases of hot pepper (Capsicum spp.) in Java, B. dorsalis is considered as a major pest on this crop. It is noted that in Indonesia the major hosts of the oriental fruit fly are (besides hot pepper), banana (Musa paradisiaca), mango (Mangifera indica), orange (Citrus sinensis) and star fruit (Averrhoa carambola). This confirms the occurrence of B. dorsalis in Java, Indonesia.


Drew, R.A.I.; Handcock, D.L. (1994) The Bactrocera dorsalis complex of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) in Asia.
Bulletin of Entomological Research Supplement Series, Supplement No.2, CABI, Wallingford, GB, 68 p.

Vos, J.G.M.; Frinking, H.D. (1998) Pests and diseases of hot pepper (Capsicum spp.) in tropical lowlands of Java, Indonesia.
Journal of Plant Protection in the Tropics, 11(1), 53-71.