The progressive invasion of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in South Africa

  title={The progressive invasion of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in South Africa},
  author={Aruna Manrakhan and J. Hendrik Venter and Vaughan Hattingh},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
The discovery of the exotic fruit fly pest Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), previously recognized as Bactrocera invadens, on the African continent in 2003 raised biosecurity concerns in South Africa where agriculture is of major socio-economic importance. This prompted the development of a nationally coordinated system to prevent introduction of this pest into the country. A steering committee was constituted to provide a platform for multi-stakeholder cooperation. A national action… CONTINUE READING


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