EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/158

Details on Rhagoletis pomonella in Mexico

In Mexico, Rhagoletis pomonella (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is only present in the States of Mexico, Puebla, Guerrero and Distrito Federal. Crataegus mexicana is the preferred host, although attacks on apples have been reported. It is planned to conduct surveys in commercial apple orchards (60,000 ha) in Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila and Nuevo Léon by using specific traps (yellow sticky traps with ammonium acetate and food attractant) to verify the absence of R. pomonella in these apple-producing regions, so that they can then be considered as pest-free areas.


Santiago Martínez, G. (1996) Establecimiento del trampeo para Rhagoletis pomonella en las regiones productoras de manzana del norte de Mexico.
Boletín Fitosanitario, 46, p 7.