EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/217

First report of Bactrocera invadens in Mozambique

In 2007, Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO Alert List) was identified in a collection of Tephritidae trapped during a survey on fruit flies in Cuamba District (Niassa Province) in Mozambique. From the end of July to the beginning of October 2007, 12 male B. invadens were caught in methyl-eugenol traps placed in citrus trees. These new findings represent the southernmost record of B. invadens on the African mainland.
The situation of Bactrocera invadens in Mozambique can be described as follows: Present, trapped for the first time in 2007, in Cuamba District (Niassa Province).


Correia ARI, Rego JM, Olmi M (2008) A pest of significant economic importance detected for the first time in Mozambique: Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta ; White (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae). Bolletino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura Serie II, 40(1), 9-13.