First record of Rhagoletis completa in France
The presence of Rhagoletis completa (Diptera: Tephritidae – EU Annexes) is reported for the first time in France. The pest was discovered in mid-August 2007 on walnut trees (Juglans regia) near Chabreuil (Drôme department, Rhône-Alpes region). In 2007, R. completa was caught in 13 communes. A trapping network was set up in summer 2008 in two departments (Drôme and Isère) but the results are not yet available.
The situation of Rhagoletis completa in France can be described as follows: Present, first caught in 2007 in Drôme department (Rhône-Alpes region), under official control.
Anonymous (2008) Phyto-Région. Rhône-Alpes: gare à la mouche du brou sur noyer. Phytoma-La Défense des Végétaux no. 617, p 1.