Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First report of Bactrocera latifrons Hendel in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Abstract

Bactrocera latifrons Hendel is an invasive species detected in 2016 in Burundi, a neighbouring country of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An incubation study was carried out over a one-month period from 15 February to 15 March 2020 on African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum) collected in Kavimvira, Uvira territory. The results of this study showed that Bactrocera latifrons is present in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Further studies should be conducted on the geographical distribution of Bactrocera latifrons in the different regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its host plants.