EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/006

Rhagoletis cingulata trapped in Germany

In summer 1999, one specimen of Rhagoletis cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae - EPPO A1 quarantine pest) was caught for the first time in Germany, in a Malaise trap near Dörscheid in Rheinland-Pfalz. However, further studies are needed to assess the situation of R. cingulata in Germany and to determine the extent of its presence there. The situation of R. cingulata in Germany can be described as follows: Transient, a single specimen was caught in 1999 in Rheinland-Pfalz.


Merz, B.; Niehuis, M. (2001) [Remarkable records of fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) from Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)].
Dipteron, 4(1), 57-64.