EPPO Global Database

Zeugodacus cucurbitae(DACUCU)

Distribution details in Australia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1997: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 1997
From CABI Pest map 064 (2003): Present, few occurrences
From NPPO: Present, few occurrences
The Australian Plant Protection Service declares that a report in Queensland in 1991 is a misidentification of B. cucumis. The pest is absent from Australia.

EPPO Reporting Service (97/177): 20th Session of APPPC, Chiang Mai (TH). Found on Torres Straits Islands in early 1997. Eradication programme immediately applied.
* APPPC (1976) Quarterly Newsletter, FAO Plant Protection Committee for the South East Asia and Pacific Region 19 (3), 6-7.

* Fletcher, B. S.; Bateman, M. A. (1983) Proceedings of the CEC/IOBC International Symposium, Athens, Greece, 16-19 November 1982, pp. 555-563.
------- Does not occur in Australia but is a threat because it occurs in countries close to Northern Australia.