Details on the situation of Bactrocera dorsalis, Dendroctonus frontalis and Toxoptera citricida in Florida (US)
Bactrocera dorsalis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest)
B. dorsalis has repeatedly been found in Florida (US) during the last few months. So far, the last trapping record was made in June 1995, as 3 flies were caught in St Petersburg (Pinellas county on the west coast of Florida). On 1999-05-17, 2 male B. dorsalis were found in Tampa (Hillsborough county, west coast of Florida) when inspecting a methyl eugenol trap in a calamondin tree. In July 1999, four more fruit flies were caught in Tampa. During August, a male B. dorsalis was found in Volusia county (on 1999-08-02, east coast of Florida), and then 2 more catches were made near Titusville, Brevard county (on 1999-08-19 and 1999-08-26, east coast). Intensive trapping and spot treatments are carried out in Florida to prevent any further spread.
Dendroctonus frontalis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest)
D. frontalis is present in Florida. As of 1995, outbreaks of D. frontalis had been reported from Northern Florida (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Gadsden, Leon, Nassau, Okaloosa and Union counties). Recently, active infestations of D. frontalis were discovered in Hernando, Volusia and Levy counties (Central Florida).
Toxoptera citricida (EPPO A1 quarantine pest)
In November 1995, T. citricida was discovered in south Florida (EPPO RS 96/024). Recently, it was found in east central Florida, at a nursery in Volusia county.
Bactrocera dorsalis (in chronological order)
DOACS Press Releases, 1999-05-18. Two oriental fruit flies found in Tampa (by M. McConnell).
Pest Alert, University of Florida, 1999-07-12. More oriental fruit flies found in Florida (by C.C. Riherd)
Pest Alert, University of Florida, 1999-07-30. Another oriental fruit fly found in Florida (by R.J. Budell)
Pest Alert, University of Florida, 1999-08-02. An oriental fruit fly found in Volusia county, Florida (by R.J. Budell)
Pest Alert, University of Florida. T.R. Fasulo posting of 1999-08-23 and 1999-08-26
Pest Alert, University of Florida, 1995-04-19. Southern pine beetle outbreaks in Northern Florida.
Pest Alert, University of Florida, 1999-08-27. Southern pine beetle now in Hernando, Volusia and Levy counties.
Pest Alert, University of Florida. T.R. Fasulo posting of 1999-08-02