EPPO Global Database

Anastrepha ludens(ANSTLU)

Distribution details in United States of America (California)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Transient
From CABI Pest map 089 (2001): Absent, pest eradicated
EPPO Reporting Service 499/09: found in small numbers in California in 1988, but presumably not established there, since US does not refer to presence in California in 1994.

EPPO Reporting Service (1996/27) : 10 adults trapped in California in November and December 1995. Eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2001/012) : Two small outbreaks in 2000, in San Bernardino and San Diego counties. Eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2003/067) : further incursions in 2003. Eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/062) : 5 immature females detected in November 2007, San Diego county, eradication measures have been applied.

In December 2017, 5 adults were caught in the Encinitas area of San Diego county. Declared eradicated in September 2018.

In October 2018, 2 female specimens were found in Long Beach (Los Angeles county). Under eradication.
* Anon. (1983) Citrograph 69 (2), 32-33, 42.

* Anon. (1986) Citrograph 71 (7), 141.
------- An adult female of Anastrepha ludens was trapped in Los Angeles in 1986 which was the first re-appearance of the fly since an eradication programme in 1984.

* McCombs SD, McGovern TE, Reyes-Flores J, de los Santos Ramos M, Gersabeck EF (2010) Final report, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service United States and Mexico Lower Rio Grande Valley Mexican fruit fly eradication program review. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 128 pp.

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official Pest Reports
- USA (2018-11-19) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=777
- USA (2018-09-20) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): APHIS Removes the Quarantine Area in Encinitas, San Diego County, California. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=768
- USA (2007-12-03) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly) - Quarantined area in San Diego County, California - United States. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=301

* Papadopoulos NT, Plant RE, Carey JR (2013) From trickle to flood: the large-scale, cryptic invasion of California by tropical fruit flies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B no. 208, 30131466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1466
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, widespread view...