EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/11

Presence and control of Bactrocera and Dacus spp. in Pakistan

A study carried out in Pakistan lists the fruit fly species present in Pakistan and refers to investigations on the use of plant extracts as attractants for the fruit flies. Bactrocera cucurbitae, Dacus ciliatus, B. dorsalis and B. zonatus (all EPPO A1 quarantine pests) are present in the country and are, according to the authors, widely distributed causing millions of rupies of damage every year. In respect to the use of plant extracts as attractants the authors found that a leafextract of Ocimum sanctum proved to be a potent attractant and as effective as methyl eugenol.


Roomi, M.W.; Abbas, T.; Shah, A.H.; Robina, S.; Qureshi, S.A.; Hussain, H.H.; Nasir, K.A. ;(1993) ;Control of fruit-flies (Dacus spp.) by attractants of plant origin.
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