Mango fruit borer established in the Greater Darwin Area of the Northern Territory

Publication Date
Thu, 03 Dec 2009, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 8 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-26/2
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Citripestis eutraphera - (CITPEU)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Man, cashews
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Darwin area, Northern Territory
Summary

Mango fruit borer has been confirmed from a number of sites in the Darwin area of Northern Territory. It is considered not to be eradicable given its known distribution in Northern Territory. It is not known to occur in the other mango growing regions in the NT. Other mango growning regions of Australia are a great distance from the identified area.

Mango fruit borer attacks developing mango fruit and cashews. Damaged fruit are easily recognised and abort before maturity and would not reach packing process.

Danger
Mango fruit borer is established in the Greater Darwin Area of the Northern Territory.
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia ippc.contactpoint@agriculture.gov.au ippc.contactpoint@daff.gov.au
Issue keywords
Pest status:Present/Presence
Commodity keywords

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