Rhagoletis completa found in Berlin, Germany
In Germany, Rhagoletis completa (Diptera: Tephritidae – EU Annexes) was first reported in Baden-Württemberg (EPPO RS 2004/133) in 2004. In September and October 2008, R. completa was also detected on several trees of Juglans regia in private gardens, in Hessen and Bayern (EPPO RS 2009/028). In August 2014, R. completa was found on J. nigra near a trial field of the Julius Kühn-Institute in Berlin. The fruits were rotten and larvae were detected inside them. In addition, 1 adult specimen was caught in a yellow sticky trap that was part of a survey. The adult was identified morphologically. The origin of the pest is unclear. The destruction of the fruits has been recommended and the survey will be continued.
The pest status of Rhagoletis completa in Germany is officially declared as: Present, in some areas.
NPPO of Germany (2014-08).