EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/123

Ceratitis capitata reported from State of Campeche in Mexico

In Mexico in August 2005, 4 male specimens of Ceratitis capitata (EPPO A2 list) were caught in the urban area of Ciudad del Carmen, in the State of Campeche. Emergency measures were immediately taken to prevent any further spread. Surveys were undertaken to delimit the extent of the infestation, but no other specimens were found.
The situation of Ceratitis capitata in Mexico can be described as follows: Transient, subject to recurrent invasion in the south (e.g. few specimens found in 2005 in Campeche), under eradication.


NAPPO Pest Alert.
Official Pest Reports for Mexico. Four male specimens of Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wied) found in the urban area of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico - 09/06/2005