EPPO Global Database

Bactrocera latifrons(DACULA)

Distribution details in Kenya

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2007
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/216) : found for the first time in 2007 near the border with Tanzania.
* INTERNET (last retrieved in 2007-12).
- Invasive Fruit Fly Pests in Africa. A diagnostic tool and information reference for the four Asian species of fruit fly (Diptera, Tephritidae) that have become accidentally established as pests in Africa, including the Indian Ocean Islands, by Marc De Meyer, Salah Mohamed and Ian M. White. http://www.africamuseum.be/fruitfly/AfroAsia.htm

* Mwatawala M, Makundi R, Maerere A, de Meyer M (2010) Occurrence of the Solanum fruit fly Bactocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Tanzania. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology 6, 83-89.

* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ (2013) Annotated world bibliography of host fruits of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insecta Mundi 0289, 61 pp.

* Mziray HA, Makundi RH, Mwatawala M, Maerere A, de Meyer M (2010) Host use of Bactrocera latifrons, a new invasive Tephritid species in Tanzania. Journal of Economic Entomology 103(1), 70-76.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Tanzania Present, widespread view...
Uganda Absent, unreliable record view...