Bactrocera zonata caught in California, USA
In May 2006, 6 adult male Bactrocera zonata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A1 list) were caught in Fresno county in California (US). The infested area has been delimited (approximately 270 km²). Surveys are being conducted in nurseries, orchards, fruit trading companies and shops, packing houses. Treatments (male annihilation technique and foliar treatments) are also being applied to eradicate the pest. An earlier incursion of B. zonata had been reported in 2001 in Santa Clara county (EPPO RS 2002/020).
The situation of Bactrocera zonata in USA can be described as follows: Transient, 6 specimens were caught in California in 2006, under eradication.
NAPPO Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports (2006-06-02). Bactrocera zonata (peach fruit fly), quarantine area in Fresno and Madera Counties, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=205