Interceptions of Bactrocera latifrons in Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the Secretariat that two female specimens of Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A1 List) were caught in the municipality of Palma Campania (Naples province), on 2 October 2019 in a trap for B. dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List, see EPPO RS 2019/228). The identification was confirmed by molecular analysis. The survey activities have been intensified with additional traps and fruit inspections.
The pest status of Bactrocera latifrons in Italy is officially declared as: Absent, isolated finding in one trap, intercepted only.
NPPO of Italy (2019-10).