EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/166

Bactrocera correcta found on grapevine

Bactrocera correcta (EPPO A1 quarantine pest as a non-European Bactrocera sp.) is a fruit fly which has been previously known as Chaetodacus correctus and Dacus correctus. It is recorded mainly from eastern Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand), but has been also found in California (US) in 1986.  In general it attacks common jujube (Ziziphus jujube) and tropical almond (Terminalia catappa), but is also recorded from guava (Psidium guajava), mango (Mangifera indica), peach (Prunus persica), rose-apple (Syzygium jambos), Citrus sp., coffee (Coffea canephora), sandalwood (Santalum album), sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) and avocado. The pest was never before recorded to infest grapes. A survey carried out in India showed now that the pest can also infest grapes, although it has remained a minor pest of grapevine.


Mani, M. (1992) Bactrocera correcta on grapevine in India.
FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 40, 162-163.