EPPO Global Database

Bactrocera latifrons(DACULA)

Distribution details in Tanzania

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2006
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/228) : first specimens caught in 2006 in Morogoro.

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/216) : surveys showed that the pest is widespread in Tanzania but with low numbers because of its limited host range.
- 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 (last retrieved in 2007-12).
- Tephritid Workers Database. Alert! New invasive Bactrocera species in Africa : Bactrocera latifrons (dated 2006-10-13). http://www.tephritid.org/twd/srv/en/home

* 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.

* Mziray HA, Makundi RH, Mwatawala M, Maerere A, de Meyer M (2010) Spatial and temporal abundance of the solanum fruit fly Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel), in Morogoro, Tanzania. Crop Protection 29(5), 454-461.
------- Population was generally low in the Morogoro region, however more abundant in low to medium altitude areas than in high altitude areas.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Burundi Present, widespread view...
Kenya Present, no details view...
Uganda Absent, unreliable record view...