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Country status report of Bactrocera dorsalis in South Africa

Publication Date
Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 09:48
Last Updated
March 23, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Report Number
South Africa
Pest Id
Bactrocera dorsalis - (DACUDO)
Report Status
Citrus spp. and other commodities including mango, 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
  • Present: subject to official control
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and under official control
Geographical Distribution
Bactrocera dorsalis is considered to be present, actionable and under official control in the above-mentioned provinces of South Africa and their associated Municipal Districts. Bactrocera dorsalis is absent in the following provinces: • Western Cape province • Free State province • Northern Cape province • Eastern Cape province

Bactrocera dorsalis is only present in the listed District Municipalities (Under Status of Pest) and is absent from other four provinces of South Africa.

Bactrocera dorsalis is subject to official control in the affected areas in accordance with the South African Bactrocera invadens Action Plan.
Contact for info
Ms Muneiwa Ratshilingano Private Bag x14 Gezina 0031 South Africa [email protected]
Report files
Country status report of Bactrocera dorsalis
Issue keywords
Delimiting survey Economic impact Eradication/Successful eradication Insects/Insecta/Arthropods Restrictions Risk Management
Commodity keywords
Citrus fruit, fresh or dried Fresh or chilled fruits of the genus Capsicum or Pimenta [07] Edible vegetables, roots and tubers

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