EPPO Global Database

Bactrocera zonata(DACUZO)

Distribution details in Egypt

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1993
From CABI Pest map 125 (2013): Present, no details
B. zonata was first recorded in the Kalubia governorate in 1993 on Psidium guajava, and then in the Fayoum governorate. In 1994, it was found in the Alexandria and Giza governorates on different fruit trees in private gardens. By 1997, B. zonata was widespread in Egypt (even present in desert areas such as the oases of Dakhkan Kharga, and Sinai).

EPPO Reporting Service (1999/060) : first report, on guavas and other fruits and vegetables. From Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter.

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/075) : established in the delta, lower, middle and upper Nile (up to Aswan), to Suez canal in the east. Some areas (north Sinai or oases to the west of the Nile) probably still free. Eradication and control programmes are envisaged

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/108) : whole Nile Delta region, Nile Valley with Kharga and Dakla oases. Sinai peninsula, including north. Eradication no longer considered feasible, except possibly in Sinai peninsula.
* Abdel-Galil FA, Amro MA, Abdel-Moniem ASH, El-Fandary OO (2010) Population fluctuations and interspecific competition between Tephritid flies attacking fruit crops in the New Valley oases, Egypt. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 43(7), 647-659.

* Delrio G, Cocco A (2012) The peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata: a major threat for Mediterranean fruit crops? Acta Horticulturae No. 940, 557-566.

* Elnagar S, El-Sheikh M, Hashem A, Afia Y (2010) Recent invasion by Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) as a new pest competing with Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in attacking fruits in Egypt. Aspects of Applied Biology 104, 97-102.

* Hendel F (1927) In: Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region 5 (1), 221 pp.

*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

* Iwahashi O, Routhier W (2001) Applied Entomology and Zoology 36 (1), 13-17.

* Khemakhem MM, Ben Lazahr W, Bouktila D, Ben Slimen H Makni H, Makni M (2013) A rapid diagnostic technique of Bactrocera cucurbitae and Bactrocera zonata (Diptera: Tephritidae) for quarantine applicationPest Management Science 69(6), 744-746.

* NHM (1991).

* Taher M (1998) Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter No. 27, December, 30.

* White IM (2000) Identification of peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders), in the Eastern Mediterranean. Natural History Museum, London, UK. http://www.iaea.org/programmes/nafa/d4/public/zonata.html.

* White IM (2006) Taxonomy of the Dacina (Diptera: Tephritidae) of Africa and the Middle East. African Entomology Memoir 2, 156 pp.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Israel Present, few occurrences view...
Libya Present, no details view...
Sudan Present, widespread view...