EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/199

First reports of Bactrocera dorsalis in Palau and French Polynesia

Bactrocera dorsalis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) was found for the first time in Palau in late September 1996, during an official survey on fruit flies. This report from the South Pacific Commission also mentions without further details the occurrence of B. dorsalis in French Polynesia (Tahiti and Moorea only) which is a new record according to the EPPO Secretariat.


Allwood, A. (1997) Oriental fruit fly in Palau.
Ag-Alert, no. 17, 1997-06-10, South Pacific Commission, Fiji, 2 pp.