EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1989 Num. article: 1989/12

Fruit fly situation in USA

  1. On 1988-09-26/10-03, 35 adult Ceratitis capitata (EPPO A2 List) and 36 larvae were detected near Culver City, Los Angeles County, California. Bait spraying was followed by release of sterile males.

  1. On 1988-12-02, APHIS/PPQ announced that flies collected in 1986 and 1987 at Duram, New Hampshire, were identified as Rhagoletis meigenii (new to North America). The species has become successfully ­ established. It feeds on barberry and is not considered to be a significant pest.

  1. On 1989-06-12, Ceratitis capitata (EPPO A2 List) was declared eradicated from USA.

  1. Between 1989-07-20 and 1989-08-08, a total of 37 adults and 28 larval Ceratitis capitata (EPPO A2 List) were found within a 10 km2 area in Los Angeles County, California. Malathion bait sprays are again being applied, followed by release of sterile males.

  1. On 1989-07-28, a single Anastrepha striata (EPPO Al Lis t) was trapped in Los Angeles County (California). The species occurs across the border in Northern Mexico. Trapping has been intensified.

  1. In 1989, a total of 26 Dacus dorsalis (EPPO Al List) have been detected in California. A male annihilation spot treatment is being conducted in 3 separate areas on Los Angeles County.


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