Rhagoletis completa continues to spread in France
In France, the presence of Rhagoletis completa (Diptera: Tephritidae – EU Annexes) was reported for the first time in 2007 on walnut trees (Juglans regia) in the Drôme department, Rhône-Alpes region (see EPPO RS 2008/138). Despite control measures, the pest continued to spread in South-Eastern France in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, R. completa was detected in South-Western France (Aude, Gers and Gironde departments – Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées regions), as well as in Ile-de-France region (on walnut trees in private gardens). Trapping activities will be intensified in areas found to be newly infested by R. completa.
The situation of Rhagoletis completa in France can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2007 (Drôme), now widespread in the South, under official control.
NPPO of France (2010-09).
Ministère de l’alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la pêche. Note de Service DGAL/SDQPV/N2010-8205 (2010-07-26). http://agriculture.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/DGALN20108205Z.pdf