EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/050

First report of Ceratitis capitata in the Dominican Republic

In March 2015, the NPPO of the Dominican Republic confirmed that Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) has been detected on its territory. The pest was found close to the international airport of Punta Cana on an area of approximately 22 km² mainly devoted to the cultivation of sugarcane and pastures (with therefore very few host plants of C. capitata). Phytosanitary measures have been immediately implemented to eradicate the pest.
The situation of Ceratitis capitata in the Dominican Republic can be described as follows: Transient, under eradication.


INTERNET (via PestLens)
República Dominicana. Ministerio de Agricultura.
- Agricultura establece cordón sanitario para erradicar brote focalizado en el aeropuerto de Punta Cana de la mosca del mediterráneo (2015-03-19). http://www.agricultura.gob.do/noticias/2015/03/agricultura-establece-cordon-sanitario-para-erradicar-brote-focalizado-en-el-aeropuerto-de-punta-cana-de-la-mosca-del-mediterraneo-/
- RD y Haiti acuerdan trabajar de manera conjunta para erradicar mosca del mediterraneo (2015-03-27). http://www.agricultura.gob.do/noticias/2015/03/rd-y-haiti-acuerdan-trabajar-de-manera-conjunta-para-erradicar-mosca-del-mediterraneo-/