Country status report of Bactrocera dorsalis in South Africa
Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 09:48
March 23, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Bactrocera dorsalis - (DACUDO)
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
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.