EPPO Global Database

Liriomyza trifolii(LIRITR)

Distribution details in Kenya

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, no details
From CABI Pest map 450 (1997): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2011/177) : the most common Liriomyza leafminers in Kenya are L. sativae, L. trifolii and L. huidobrensis (Gitonga et al., 2010).
* 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.

* NHM 1979, CIE Coll. A.11582 (Isiola); NHM 1978, CIE Coll. A.10689 (Naivasha), A.10342 (Ruaraka), A.14215 (Manoni)

* Lima, C. P. F. de (1979) Kenya Entomologist's Newsletter No. 10, 8.

* Spencer, K. A. (1985) Journal of Natural History 19 (5), 969-1027.
------- Introduced from Florida in 1977.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Ethiopia Present, no details view...
Tanzania Present, no details view...