First record of Rhagoletis cingulata in Belgium
During faunistic studies, the presence of Rhagoletis cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) has been detected for the first time in Belgium. Three male specimens were found in 2004 on fruiting Prunus serotina: 1 in a pasture near Woluwé-Saint Lambert (Brussels-Capital region), and 2 in a military camp near Arlon (Wallonia region). This is the first time that R. cingulata is reported from Belgium. From the literature, there are no reports of this fruit fly on cultivated Prunus in Belgium.
The situation of Rhagoletis cingulata in Belgium can be described as follows: Present, 3 specimens caught in 2004 at 2 locations (Wallonia and Brussels region) on wild Prunus serotina, no damage reported on cultivated Prunus.
Baugnée JY (2006) Contribution à la connaissance des Tephritidae de Belgique (Diptera: Brachycera). Notes faunistiques de Gembloux 59(2), 63-113.