EPPO Global Database

Liriomyza huidobrensis(LIRIHU)

Distribution details in Kenya

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 568 (1996): Present, no details
Comments
Regularly intercepted by European countries on various commodities (vegetables, cut flowers) from Kenya (from 1999 to 2010).

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/177) : presence confirmed in a paper from Gitonga et al. (2010). The most common Liriomyza leafminers in Kenya are L. sativae, L. trifolii and L. huidobrensis.
References
* Foba CN, Salifu D, Lagat ZO, Gitonga LM, Akutse KS, Fiaboe KKM (2015) Species composition, distribution, and seasonal abundance of Liriomyza leafminers (Ciptera: Agromyzidae) under different vegetable production systems and agroecological zones in Kenya. Environmental Entomology 44(2), 223-232.
------- L. huidobrensis is the dominant species, but L. trifolii and L. sativae also occur.

* Gitonga ZM, Chabi-Olaye A, Mithofer D, Okello JJ, Ritho CN (2010) Control of invasive Liriomyza leafminer species and compliance with food safety standards by small scale snow pea farmers in Kenya. Crop Protection 29(12), 1472-1477.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Ethiopia Absent, unreliable record view...
Tanzania Absent, unreliable record view...