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Guideline: Pest risk management measures for quarantine pests for dragon fruit from Viet Nam

Effective 13 October 2021

Table 1 – Pest Risk Management measures for quarantine pests of dragon fruit from Viet Nam


Common name

Agreed measure

Fruit flies

Bactrocera curcurbitae

Melon fruit fly

Mandatory pre-shipment Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) for forty (40) minutes at a pulp temperature of 46.5°C or greater with relative humidity 90 per cent or above.

Bactrocera correcta

Guava fruit fly

Bactocera dorsalis

Oriental fruit fly


Dysmicoccus neobrevipes

Grey pineapple mealybug

Consignment freedom verified by pre-export visual inspection and remedial action

Planococcus lilacinus

Coffee mealybug

Planococcus minor (WA)

Pacific mealybug

Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi

Jack Beardsley mealybug

(WA) Pest of quarantine concern for Western Australia.