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Pest status of Bactrocera invadens in South Africa

Publication Date
Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 00:00
Last Updated
Dec. 1, 2021, 8:41 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: subject to official control
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and under official control
Geographical Distribution
Bactrocera invadens is considered to be present in the Vhembe district in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Bactrocera invadens specimens were also detected at isolated areas in the Mopani district municipality of Limpopo province, in the Bojanala Platinum and Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipalities of the North West province, in Tshwane in the Gauteng province, in the Ehlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga province and in uThungulu and Umkhanyakude district municipalities in the Kwazulu Natal province. All affected areas were placed under quarantine and the National Plant Protection Organisation of South Africa (NPPOZA) is conducting delimiting surveys and control actions in these areas in accordance with the South African Bactrocera invadens Action Plan. In the affected areas of Bonjanala Platinum district of North West Province, and in Tshwane in the Gauteng province, there were no detections of B. invadens for more than 12 weeks, or three life cycles, after the last fruit fly was detected. The status of the pest in Bonjala Platinum district and in Tshwane is now Absent: Pest eradicated.

Bactrocera invadens is present in the Vhembe district in the Limpopo province in South Africa.Bactrocera invadens specimens were also detected in other areas of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, and Kwazulu Natal provinces in South Africa. Bactrocera invadens was successfully eradicated in Mopani district municipality in Limpopo province, Enhlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga province, Bojanala Platinum district municipality in North West province and in Tshwane in the Gauteng province. Control actions are still ongoing in other affected areas.

Bactrocera invadens is subject to official control in the affected areas in South Africa.
Contact for info
Ms T.M Ratshilingano Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Private bag x14 Gezina 0031 South Africa [email protected]
Report files
Issue keywords
National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO)
Commodity keywords
[08] Edible fruit, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons

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