EPPO Global Database

Bactrocera dorsalis(DACUDO)

Distribution details in South Africa

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 2010
Eradication in: 2018
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, pest eradicated (2020-03)
From CABI Pest map 109 (2019): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2011/215) : first caught (as B. invadens) in May 2010 near the northern border of Limpopo (adjacent to Zimbabwe) and then in several other localities, under eradication.

From NPPO (2013): present only in the Vhembe district in the Limpopo province of South Africa. However, low numbers of B. invadens specimens were also detected at isolated areas in the Capricorn, Mopani and Bohlabela districts (Limpopo province). Under official control.

From NPPO (2018): outbreaks in Devon valley (Stellenbosch area), Grabouw area and Orange River were successfully eradicated.

References
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – South Africa. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/all/pestreport/
- Eradication of Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental Fruit Fly) in three separate areas in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa (2020-03-30)
- Absence of Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental Fruit Fly) in areas along the Orange River in the Northern Cape province of South Africa (2018-12-14)
- Eradication of Bactrocera dorsalis in the Devon Valley, Stellenbosch area, Western Cape Province, South Africa (2018-09-18)
- Detection of Bactrocera dorsalis near the Stellenbosch area, Western Cape province, South Africa (2018-05-22)
- Eradication of Bactrocera dorsalis in the Grabouw area, Western Cape province, South Africa (2018-05-10)
- Detection of Bactrocera dorsalis along the Orange river, Northern Cape province, South Africa (2018-05-22)
- Country status report of Bactrocera dorsalis in South Africa (2016-03-23)
- Pest status of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa (2013-12-10).
- Pest status of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa (2013-04-11).
- Fifth detection of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa (2011-08-08).
- Fourth detection of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa (2011-07-27)
- Third detection of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa (2011-06-28)
- Eradication of Bactrocera invadens in the Groblersbrug border post of South Africa (2011-05-04)
- Eradication of Bactrocera invadens in the Northern Limpopo areas in South Africa (2010-11-24)
- Second detection of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa (2010-09-14)
- First detection of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa (2010-05-24)

* Giliomee JH (2011) Recent establishment of many alien insects in South Africa – a cause of concern. African Entomology 19(1), 151-155.

* Manrakhan A, Venter JH, Hattingh V (2015) The progressive invasion of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in South Africa. Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-015-0923-2