EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/14

EPPO Distribution List of Bactrocera dorsalis

Due to the new reports of Bactrocera dorsalis (EPPO A1 pest) in Asia the distribution is as follows:

EPPO Distribution List: Bactrocera dorsalis

Asia: Bhutan, China (south), India (north), Myanmar (Burma), Oman, Thailand (probably in north) and United Arab Emirates. As noted under Identity, records from commercial fruits in southern India are probably misidentifications of B. caryeae (Kapoor) which is recorded from citrus, guavas, and mangoes; records from Sri Lanka are probably misidentifications of a species associated with mangoes; records from the Philippines are probably misidentifications of B. occipitalis (Bezzi), which attacks mangoes and probably other hosts, or a species which attacks Artocarpus altilis, mangoes and Syzygium malaccense; records for Indonesia, Malaysia and southern Thailand probably refer to two other species, one of which has a preference for attacking Averrhoa carambola (the carambola fly) and the other for attacking bananas, mangoes and pawpaws; the latter has often been misidentified as B. pedestris (Bezzi). These unnamed species will be described by R.A.I. Drew & D.L. Hancock (in preparation).

North America: Outbreaks in USA (California) eradicated. Reported in Hawaii since about 1945.

South America: Reports of B. dorsalis from northern South America (Suriname and French Guiana) refer to the carambola fly (see under Asia) rather than B. dorsalis.

Oceania: Guam since 1947. An outbreak on Northern Mariana Islands (Rota) was eradicated.

This list replaces all previous EPPO Distribution Lists for Bactrocera dorsalis!


EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1992-06)