EPPO Global Database

Liriomyza sativae(LIRISA)

Distribution details in Australia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: not widely distributed and under official control (2021-07)
An incursion was observed in 2008 on the Warraber Island (Torres Strait islands) on 1 tomato plant. The infested plant was destroyed and the pest no longer found.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/113) : found on Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. Eradication is not considered possible but measures are taken to prevent any further spread.
* Blacket MJ, Rice AD, Semeraro L, Malipatil MB (2015) DNA-based identifications reveal multiple introductions of the vegetable leafminer Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) into the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of Entomological Research 105, 533–544. doi:10.1017/S0007485315000383
------- In the Torres Strait Islands.

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports
- Australia (2017-04-24) Detection of Liriomyza sativae in Far North Queensland. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/australia/pestreports/2017/04/detection-of-liriomyza-sativae-in-far-north-queensland/
-Australia (2009-09-12) Detection of Vegetable Leafminer in Torres Strait. https://www.ippc.int/index.php