Rhagoletis pomonella found in British Columbia, Canada
Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae - EPPO A1 List) is a quarantine pest for Canada. It has been reported from almost all provinces (except Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon) but is under official control. In 2006, during regular survey activities, R. pomonella was found for the first time in British Columbia at Abbotsford (near the city of Vancouver) and on Vancouver Island. In February 2007, R. pomonella was detected again in 2 locations in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Langley and Vancouver) and in 2 locations on Vancouver Island (Esquimalt and Victoria). However, R. pomonella was not detected in other apple-growing areas of British Columbia.
NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System
Official Pest Reports (Canada, 2007-02-21) Update on Apple Maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella) in British Columbia, Canada. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=250