EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/033

New data on quarantine pests and pests of the EPPO Alert List

By browsing through the literature, the EPPO Secretariat has extracted the following new data concerning quarantine pests and pests included on the EPPO Alert List. The situation of the pest concerned is indicated in bold, using the terms of ISPM no. 8.

New records

In Japan, Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae) was reported to occur on Yonaguni Island (Okinawa) in 1984. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no information about its occurrence in Japan (Ishida et al., 2005). Present, no detail.

Ceratitis quinaria (Diptera: Tephritidae – EU Annexes) occurs in Benin in mango orchards, together with C. cosyra, C. silvestrii and Bactrocera invadens (Vayssières et al., 2005). Present, no detail.

Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (Crinivirus – EPPO A2 List) occurs in Iran. The virus was detected in diseased melons in the Boushehr Province, in the south of Iran (Keshavarz ; Izadpanah, 2005). Present, Boushehr Province (south).

During the last 16 years, Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A2 List), Liriomyza huidobrensis (Diptera: Agromyzidae – EPPO A2 List) and Scaphoideus titanus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae - vector of grapevine flavescence dorée) have been introduced into Serbia and Montenegro. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no information about their occurrence (Glavendekić et al., 2005). Present, no detail.

Detailed records

In Brazil, Anastrepha fraterculus, A. obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A1 List) and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) are reported for the first time from the state of Alagoas.

Anastrepha serpentina (Diptera: Tephritidae) was trapped in Amazonas, Brazil (Ronchi-Teles ; da Silva, 2005).

During studies done in 1999/2000, Anastrepha obliqua and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) were caught in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (Araujo et al., 2005).

During studies done in 2003/2004, Anastrepha obliqua and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) were caught in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (Rodrigues et al., 2006).


Araujo EL, Medeiros MKM, Silva VE, Zucchi RA (2005) [Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the semi-arid region of the State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil: host plants and infestation indices.] Neotropical Entomology 34(6), 889-894 (abst.).
Glavendekić M, Mihajlović L, Petanović R (2005) Introduction and spread of invasive mites and insects in Serbia and Montenegro. In Plant protection and plant health in Europe: introduction and spread of invasive species. BCPC Conference, Humbolt University (DE), 2005-06-09/11, 229-230.
Gonçalves GB, dos Santos JCG, da Silva CE, dos Santos ES, do Nascimento RR, Sant’ana AEG, Zucchi RA (2006) Occurrence of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the state of Alagoas, Brazil. Florida Entomologist 89(1), 93-94.
Ishida T, Nakahara S, Minoura K, Dohino T (2005) [Development and reproductive ability of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Yonaguni Island.] Research Bulletin of the Plant Protection Service, Japan, no. 41, 39-42 (abst.).
Keshavarz T, Izadpanah K (2005) Etiology of cucurbit yellows in the Boushehr Province, Iran. Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology 41(2), 107-121 (abst.).
Rodrigues SR, Nantes LR, de Souza SR, Abot AR, Uchoa-Fernandes MA (2006) [Frugivorous flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) collected in Aquidauana, MS.] Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 50(1), 131-134.
Ronchi-Teles B, da Silva NM (2005) [Population fluctuation of Anastrepha Schiner (Diptera: Tephritidae) species in Manaus region, AM, Brazil.] Neotropical Entomology 34(5), 733-741 (abst.).
Vayssières JF, Goergen G, Lokossou O, Dossa P, Akponon C (2005) A new Bactrocera species in Benin among mango fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) species. Fruits (Paris) 60(6), 371-377 (abst.).