First record of Rhagoletis completa in Austria
The Austrian NPPO informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first outbreak of Rhagoletis completa (Diptera: Tephritidae – EU Annexes) in Austria. The pest was detected on a walnut tree (Juglans regia) in a private garden, in the municipality of Fritzens (Tyrol). The infested tree was cut down and burned immediately. As there are other walnut trees in the vicinity of the original find, a monitoring programme will be set up by the plant protection service of Tyrol in 2009.
The pest status of Rhagoletis completa is officially declared as: Local outbreak, under observation.
NPPO of Austria, 2008-09.