Incursion of Ceratitis capitata in Ile-de-France (FR)
In France, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) is locally established in the Southern part. However, in 2010 and 2011, isolated findings were made in the Northern part of France (Ile-de-France region). In 2010, it was caught in the Yvelines department. In 2011, several specimens were caught in Paris (Jardin du Luxembourg) and in Val d’Oise department (2 sites in a rural area). It is recalled that C. capitata had been caught in the 1950s in Seine-Saint Denis (Montreuil) and Val-de-Marne departments. For the moment, these are isolated findings and C. capitata cannot be considered as established in Northern France.
Anonymous (2011) Phyto Régions. Ile-de-France. Cératite, la revoilà. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux no. 647, p 4.