First report of Rhagoletis cingulata in Italy
In Italy, during a monitoring survey targetting Rhagoletis pomonella, another fruit fly Rhagoletis cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae – EPPO A2 List) was found in May 2016 in Lombardia region. A single specimen was caught in a trap which was placed in an apple (Malus domestica) orchard in the municipality of San Martino di Bianzone (province of Sondrio). The identity of the pest was confirmed by morphological and molecular methods. No damage was observed in nearby plants.
The pest status of Rhagoletis cingulata in Italy is officially declared as: Present, a single specimen has been caught in a trap.
NPPO of Italy (2017-06).