EPPO Global Database

Anastrepha ludens(ANSTLU)

Distribution details in United States of America

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 1927
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient, actionable, and under eradication (2019-04)
From CABI Pest map 089 (2001): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
Incursions of A. ludens are occasionally reported from California, Florida and Texas but in all cases eradication measures are undertaken.

In January 2012, the NPPO of USA officially declared the eradication of A. ludens. However, several incursions have been reported since 2013 in California and Texas. As of September 2018, all were declared eradicated.

In October 2018, 2 specimens were found in California. In December 2018 and early 2019, several specimens were also found in Texas.
References
* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
See individual states for further details. https://www.pestalerts.org/opr_search.cfm

* Stocks SD (2014) Update on fruit flies in the United States. NPDN First Detector Network News 9(2), 5-6.

* USDA (1982) Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution. No. 19. Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens. USDA APHIS-PPQ, Beltsville, USA.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, widespread view...