Geographical distribution of Bactrocera cucurbitae and Dacus ciliatus
According to the recently published revision of CABI pest map no. 64, Bactrocera cucurbitae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) occurs in the following countries or subnational units not previously known to the EPPO Secretariat: China (Guangxi, Yunnan), India (Andaman Islands, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal), Saudi Arabia.
According to the recently published revision of CABI pest map no. 323, Dacus ciliatus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) similarly occurs in: Eritrea, India (Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh), Iran, Lesotho, Myanmar, Rwanda and Togo. The record in Sri Lanka is a misidentification. Besides, the Plant Protection Service of Israel has recently reported a local outbreak of this pest at Neot Smadar in the Arava Valley (between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea). The pest is now under eradication.
Plant Protection Service of Israel, 1996-03.