EPPO Global Database

Myiopardalis pardalina(CARYPA)

Distribution details in Egypt

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Absent, unreliable record
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/128) : this record is considered as doubtful. Egypt appears sometimes in distribution lists but without any clear source. M. pardalina is mentioned by Efflatoun (1924) with the following comment:
Up to the present this species is not indigenous to Egypt. Only 5 specimens are known (2 males and 3 females) in the Ministry of Agriculture's collection labelled "Tul Keram 9.8.1919, bred on Faqus." (Note: Tul Keram is located in Palestine - 'Faqus' ?).

In addition, no recent records could be found in the literature (as of June 2013).
* Efflatoun HC (1924) A monograph of Egyptian Diptera, part II., Fam. Trypaneidae. Mémoires de la société entomologique de l'Egypte 2, 132 pp.

* Gentry JW (1965) Crop insects of Northeast Africa-Southwest Asia. Agricultural Handbook no. 273, USDA-ARS, Washington DC, 214 pp.
------- Egypt appears in a distribution list but without any specific sources.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Israel Present, few occurrences view...