EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/233

Non-European fruit flies of Asia and Pacific

An EPPO Secretariat review of the geographical distribution of certain tephritid fruit flies in the Asia and Pacific area has singled out several species quoted as pests by White and Elson-Harris (1992), but not yet explicitly assessed within the EPPO system.

1. Bactrocera jarvisi (Tryon)
A pest of guavas, persimmon and mangoes in northern Australia.

2. Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) - Solanum fruit fly
A pest of Solanaceous crops, especially capsicums, also recorded on tomato, aubergine and various Solanum spp.
Distribution: China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, USA (Hawaii).

3. Bactrocera musae (Tryon) - ;Banana fruit fly.
A serious pest of bananas, present in Australia (Queensland), Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands. This species was excluded from further consideration by EPPO because no pathway for introduction to the EPPO region was considered to exist (bananas always being shipped unripe). Bananas are cultivated in several mediterranean EPPO countries.


EPPO Secretariat, 1995-11.