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Pest status of Bactrocera dorsalis

Publication Date
Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 06:16
Last Updated
Feb. 27, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
Report Number
South Africa
Pest Id
Bactrocera dorsalis - (DACUDO)
Report Status
Mango, other subtropical fruits and other host commodities including 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 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: • Free State province • Northern Cape province • Eastern Cape province • Western Cape province

Bactrocera dorsalis is considered to be present in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West and some parts of Kwazulu-Natal provinces but not present in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State provinces.

Bactrocera dorsalis is subject to official control in the affected areas in accordance with the South African Bactrocera invadens Action Plan, the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 and associated regulations.
Contact for info
Ms. Shirley Mathelemuse Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Private bag X14 Gezina, 0031 South Africa [email protected]
Report files
Pest status of Bactrocera
Issue keywords
Economic impact Eradication/Successful eradication Insects/Insecta/Arthropods Risk Management
Commodity keywords
Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried

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