EPPO Global Database

Zeugodacus cucurbitae(DACUCU)

Distribution details in Japan

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest eradicated
Eradication in: 2016
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent: pest eradicated (2016-08)
Formerly present in the Ryukyu Islands: eradicated from Kume Island in 1978 and from the Miyako Islands in 1987 using the sterile insect technique.

EPPO Reporting Service (1993/116) : since then eradicated from the following islands - Tokuno (1989), Okino Erabu (1989), Yokon (1989).

Eradicated from Amami Oshima Island in 2016 (IPPC, 2016).
* Anonymous (1987) Melon fly eradication project in the Okinawa Prefecture. 28 pp. Okinawa Prefectural Fruit Fly Eradication Project Office, Naha.

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Japan (JPN-04/5 of 2016-08-17) Eradication of Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Oriental fruit flies) in Amami Oshima Island, Japan. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/japan/pestreports/2016/08/eradication-of-bactrocera-dorsalis-species-complex-oriental-fruit-flies-in-amami-oshima-island-japan/
------- Eradicated from Amami Oshima Island (detected in September 2015 - declared eradicated in August 2016).

* Itoh, N.; Habu, M.; Mano, M.; Yamasaki, H. (1991) Research Bulletin of the Plant Protection Service, Japan No. 27, 127-130.

* Iwahashi, O. (1977) Eradication of the melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae, from Kume Island, Okinawa, with the sterile insect release method. Researches on Population Ecology 19, 87-98.