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EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/116

Specifications on the eradication of Bactrocera cucurbitae from Japan

In their response to the EPPO questionnaire on the distribution of quarantine pests, Japanese authorities have declared the eradication of Bactrocera cucurbitae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) from the country.

Some specifications on the eradication of the pest from the southwestern islands of Japan are as follows:

Kikai eradicated in 1985
Amami eradicated in 1987
Tokuno eradicated in 1989
Okino Erabu eradicated in 1989
Yoron eradicated in 1989
Kume eradicated in 1978
Miyako Islands eradicated in 1987

The eradication of the pest was achieved by applying a sterile insect release programme.

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Sekiguchi, Y. (1990) Eradication of the melonfly (Dacus cucurbitae) from Amami Islands of Japan.
Quarterly Newsletter APPPC, 33 (2), 19-20.