EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/212

First report of Drosophila suzukii in Mexico

As a result of a national surveillance programme, the presence of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in Mexico in 2011. D. suzukii was detected in the municipality of Los Reyes (State of Michoacan). Phytosanitary measures have been taken to eradicate the pest.
The pest status of Drosophila suzukii in Mexico is officially declared as: Present, only in the municipality of Los Reyes, Michoacan, transient: actionable and under eradication.


NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. Mexico (2011-10-15) Detection of spotted-winged drosophila (Drosophila suzukii Matsumura) in the Municipality of Los Reyes, State of Michoacan, Mexico.