EPPO Global Database

Grapholita molesta(LASPMO)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1997: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1987
From NPPO: Absent, unreliable record
EPPO Reporting Service 509/10 of 1991-03-01: introduced in 1990, detected on peach in Western Cape. The non-confirmation of the record by the South African Plant Protection Service is curious, since the record was published in an official South African journal.

EPPO Reporting Service (97/160): introduced into South Africa probably in 1987 on peach budwood imported illegally. First detected in 1990 and then spread rapidly through all stonefruit-growing areas.
* Barnes, B.N.; Blomefield, T.L. (1997) Goading growers towards mating disruption: the South African experience with Grapholita molesta and Cydia pomonella. IOBC wprs Bulletin, 20(1), 45-56.

* Blomefield, T.L.; Geertsema, H. (1990) First record of the Oriental fruit moth, Cydia molesta Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Oletheutinae) a serious pest of peaches in South Africa. Phytophylactica 22; 355-357.