Bactrocera spp. in Nauru
A survey carried out by the Plant Protection Service of the South Pacific Commission (SPC) in the Republic of Nauru (north-east of Australia) revealed that Bactrocera xanthodes, B. fraunfeldi, B. cucurbitae and B. dorsalis (EPPO A1 pests) are established in the country.
The SPC reported further that B. cucurbitae is now present in the Pacific in the following countries: Christmas Islands (Kiribati), Nauru, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and USA (Hawaii).
B. dorsalis is present in: Nauru, Taiwan and USA (Hawaii). Records of B. dorsalis from Papua New Guinea were attributed to a non-pest species of the Dorsalis complex.
SPC, Ag Alert (1993-01)