Situation of Rhagoletis completa in France in 2010
As reported in EPPO RS 2008/138, Rhagoletis completa (Diptera: Tephritidae – EU Annexes) was reported for the first time in South-Eastern France on walnut trees (Juglans regia) in 2007. In 2009 and 2010, R. completa was also detected in South-Western France, as well as in the northern part (EPPO RS 2010/182). A national survey was conducted in 2010 to determine the extent of the pest spread. As a result, the presence of R. completa was confirmed in the following regions (and departments):
- Languedoc-Roussillon (Aude, Hérault, Gard)
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Alpes de Haute Provence, Bouches du Rhône, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse)
- Rhône-Alpes (Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Rhône, Savoie)
- Aquitaine (Dordogne, Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne)
- Midi-Pyrénées (Gers, Haute-Garonne, Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn)
- Alsace (Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin)
- Ile-de-France (Essonne, Hauts de Seine, Seine Saint Denis, Yvelines)
The situation of Rhagoletis completa in France can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2007 in Rhône-Alpes; it then spread to several regions (Alsace, Aquitaine, Ile de France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes).
NPPO of France (2010-12).