EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/054

First report of Dacus ciliatus in Iraq

During surveys conducted from September to December 2017 in 3 governorates (Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaimaniyah) in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Dacus ciliatus (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time. In several villages of the 3 governorates studied, numerous specimens were collected from cucurbit fields or reared from affected fruits.

The situation of Dacus ciliatus in Iraq can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2017 in the governorates of Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaimaniyah.


Al-Muffti SA, Al-Maronsy GH (2018) Record a new species of cucurbit fly Dacus ciliatus, Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Kurdistan Region, Iraq. International Conference on Materials Engineering and Science. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 454. DOI:10.1088/1757-899X/454/1/012168 (via PestLens).