EPPO Global Database

Ceratitis capitata(CERTCA)

Distribution details in Iraq

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 001 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
Ceratitis capitata was found in citrus orchards in 2006/2007 in Iraq (Dyala, Salah-Aldeen and Baghdad provinces) . This pest had been found in the past (in 1947) but had disappeared after very strict regulations. It is felt that the re-appearance of the pest is due to illegal imports from infested countries.
* Al-Jboory IJ (2007) New record of Mediterranean fruit fly in Iraq. Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, FAO no. 44, p 38.

* Alrubeai HF, Khlaywi SA (2007) Outbreak of Medfly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Iraq. Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, FAO no. 45, p 40.

* El-Shiblawi, L. M. A.; Saleh, H. E. A. M. (2014) Diyala Agricultural Sciences Journal 6 (2), 107-115.

* Khalaf, M. Z.; Alrubiae, H. F.; Al-Zaidi, S. (2014) Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A 4(4), 359-363.

* Khlaywi, S. A.; Alrubeai, H. F. (2014) IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 99, 165-168.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Iran Present, restricted distribution view...
Jordan Present, no details view...
Saudi Arabia Present, no details view...
Syria Present, widespread view...
Turkey Present, widespread view...