New records of Bactrocera invadens in Africa
In a datasheet published by CIRAD (‘Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement’) on Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO Alert List), it is stated that this fruit fly has invaded the following African countries (as of March 2008): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.
The EPPO Secretariat has indicated in bold the countries for which it previously did not have any information on the occurrence of the pest.
Vayssières, J-F, Sinzogan A, Bokonon-Ganta A (2008) The new invasive fruit fly species, Bactrocera invadens Drew Tsuruta ; White. Regional Control Fruit Fly Project in West Africa No. 2. IITA-CIRAD, 4 pp.