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Pest status of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa

Publication Date
Mon, 25 Mar 2013, 00:00
Last Updated
Dec. 1, 2021, 8:40 a.m.
Report Number
South Africa
Pest Id
Bactrocera invadens - (BCTRIN)
Report Status
Citrus spp. and other commodities including man, guava, tomato, pepper (Capsicum spp.) and several wild African fruits produced or present in these areas in South Africa are under threat.
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Present: only in some areas
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and under official control
Geographical Distribution
Bactrocera invadens is considered to be present only in the Vhembe district in the Limpopo province of South Africa. However, low numbers of B. invadens specimens were also detected at isolated areas in the Capricorn, Mopani and Bohlabela districts of the

Bactrocera invadens specimens were detected from the third week of January 2013, until the third week of February 2013 in several areas in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces in South Africa. This occurred mainly after the recent floods in the Northern and Eastern areas of South Africa. The affected areas are the Zeerust town in the North-West province, Groblersbrug alongside the Limpopo River area bordering Botswana and Zimbabwe up to the Musina (town), the Tshipise and Nwanedi areas, Witvlag, Louis Trichardt (town), Levubu, Thohoyandou up to Mhinga (Vhembe district: Limpopo province), Deerpark, Mooketsi, Letsetele (Mopani district: Limpopo province), Hoedspruit, Burgersfort (Bohlabela district: Limpopo province) and Burgershall, Nelspruit, Malalane and Komatipoort (Ehlanzeni district: Mpumalanga province). Bactrocera invadens is therefore present only in some areas in South Africa and are subject to official control.

Nature of immediate or potential danger of Bactrocera invadens is subject to official control in the affected areas in South Africa.
Contact for info
Ms Muneiwa Ratshilingano Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Private Bag x 14 Gezina 0031 South Africa [email protected]
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Issue keywords
Detection Detection survey Emergency measures Emergency action/emergency measures Insects/Insecta/Arthropods Lists of regulated pests/Regulated pest lists National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) Pest Pest status:Present/Presence Quarantine pests Restrictions Risk Management
Commodity keywords
[07] Edible vegetables, roots and tubers

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