EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/110

New records of Liriomyza sativae in Asia and Africa

  • Liriomyza sativae found in India and Thailand
Liriomyza sativae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has been found in India on tomato and in Thailand on cotton. Individuals were collected in India in April 1994 on tomato crops, in the region of Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh). Damage was noted and 12 to 24 mines per leaf could be observed. In Thailand, the first outbreak was noticed in June 1994 on cotton crops.

  • Liriomyza sativae found in Cameroon and Sudan
L. sativae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) has recently been found in Cameroon and Sudan. The authors have described serious damage on many vegetable crops and Hibiscus esculentus. These are the first reports in Africa of damage due to L. sativae.


Martinez, M. (1994) Un nouveau ravageur menace la région orientale: Liriomyza sativae Blanchard (Diptera: Agromyzidae).
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 99(4), p 356.

Martinez, M.; Bordat, D. (1996) Note sur la présence de Liriomyza sativae Blanchard (Diptera, Agromyzidae) au Soudan et au Cameroun.
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 101(1), 71-73.