EPPO Global Database

Anastrepha ludens(ANSTLU)

Distribution details in United States of America (Texas)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 1927
From CABI Pest map 089 (2001): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
Since 1927 portions of the Lower Rio Grande Valley have been designated as a fruit fly quarantine areas. Incursions are occasionnally reported but are always submitted to eradication measures.

EPPO Reporting Service (2001/012) : 159 individuals caught in lower Rio Grande Valley (under eradication).

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/020) : all infestations in lower Rio Grande Valley declared eradicated in September 2001.

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

In June 2013 an incursion was detected in Willacy county, Texas.
In January 2014, 5 adult were detected in residential areas of Weslaco (Hidalgo county) and 1 female in Willacy county. More findings were then made in Hidalgo county. In October 2014, the quarantine area in Welasco (Hidalgo county) was removed.
In March 2015, this fruit fly was detected in the areas of Missions and La Villa (Hidalgo county). In April 2015, it was also found in Cameron county. Eradication continues.
In 2016, several findings (isolated specimens) were made in different counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Webb, Zapata). All were eradicated.
In 2017, 1 mated female was found in Palmview (Hidalgo county), 1 larva was found in San Ygnacio (Zapata county), and a transient population was found in Brownsville (Cameron county). All were eradicated.
In 2018, 1 mated female was found in March in San Perlita and 1 larva was found in April in Brownsville. All were eradicated. However, in December, 1 female was found in a residential area in Laredo.
In 2019, several specimens were found in March in Hidalgo and Zapata counties.
References
* Holler TC, Davidson JL, Suarez A, Garcia R (1984) Journal of the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society 37, 113-121.

* Mangan RL, Thomas DB, Tarshis Moreno AM (2011) Host status of grapefruit and Valencia oranges for Anastrepha serpentina and Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) . Journal of Economic Entomology 104(2), 388-397.

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
- USA (2019-04-11) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in Zapata, Zapata County, Texas. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=783
- USA (2019-04-11) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=784
- USA (2018-12-12) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in Laredo, Webb County, Texas. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=778
- USA (2018-09-20) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): APHIS Removes the Quarantine Area in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=767
- USA (2018-09-20) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): APHIS Removes the Quarantine Area in San Perlita, Willacy County, Texas. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=769
- USA (2017-10-30) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Zapata Area of Zapata County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=735
- USA (2017-09-20) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Brownsville Area of Cameron County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=727
- USA (2017-09-20) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Donna Area of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=728
- USA (2017-08-28) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Granjeno, Mission, and Harlingen areas of Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=723
- USA (2017-08-28) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the San Ygnacio of Zapata County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=722
- USA (2017-08-28) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Removes Quarantine in the Palmview Area of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=721
- USA (2017-06-09) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the El Ranchito Area of Cameron County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=715
- USA (2017-06-09) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the Donna Area of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=714
- USA (2017-05-16) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the San Ygnacio Area of Zapata County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=709
- USA (2017-04-13) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the Palmview Area of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=704
- USA (2016-11-21) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS removes a quarantine in the San Ygnacio Area of Zapata County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=692
- USA (2016-10-14) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS removes a quarantine in the McCook Area of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=685
- USA (2016-10-14) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS removes quarantine in the Rio Hondo area of Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=686
- USA (2016-10-14) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS removes a quarantine in the Bayview area of Cameron County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=689
- USA (2016-07-22) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the San Ygnacio Area of Zapata County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=673
- USA (2016-07-08) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes a Quarantine in the Laredo Area of Webb County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=661
- USA (2016-06-13) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes Quarantine in the Bayview Area of Cameron County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=659
- USA (2016-06-13) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes Quarantine in the McCook Area of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=658
- USA (2016-05-03) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly) - APHIS Establishes Quarantine Area in the Zapata Area of Zapata County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=653
-USA (2016-05-23) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes Quarantine Area in the Rio Hondo Area of Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=655
- USA (2016-05-23) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes Quarantine Area in the Encantada Area of Cameron County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=656
- USA (2016-04-22) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes Quarantine Area in the Granjeno Area of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=651
- USA (2016-04-22) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) - APHIS Establishes Quarantine Area in the Hargill Area of Willacy County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=652
- USA (2016-01-15) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) – Establishment of Regulated Area in the Harlingen area, Cameron County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=648
- USA (2015-12-10) Anastrepha ludens ( Mexican Fruit Fly ) - Removal of Quarantine Areas in Rangerville Cameron County and McAllen, Mission and La Villa, Hidalgo, County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=641
- USA (2015-12-06) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) – Establishment of Quarantine Areas in the Rangerville, Cameron County and McAllen, Mission, and La Villa areas of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=624
- USA (2015-06-15) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) – Establishment of quarantine areas in the Rangerville, Cameron County and McAllen, Mission, and La Villa areas of Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=624
- USA (2014-10-28) Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) - Removal of Quarantine Area in Weslaco, Hidalgo County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=603
- USA (2014-08-04) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly) – Regulated area established in Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=589
- USA (2013-07-07) Mexican Fruit Fly, Anastrepha ludens – Regulated area established in Willacy County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=689http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=548
- USA (2012-10-22) Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens, eradicated in Texas, US. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=533
- USA (2012-03-28) Mexican Fruit Fly, Anastrepha ludens - Quarantine area established in the San Benito Area of Cameron County, Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=515
- USA (2012-01-11) Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly) eradicated in the United States. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=511

* Prewett R (1987) Citrograph 72 (6), 113.

* Robacker DC, Moreno DS, Wolfenbarger DA (1990) Journal of Economic Entomology 83 (2), 412-419.

* Robacker DC, Moreno DS, DeMilo AB (1996) Journal of Chemical Ecology 22 (3), 499-511.

* Robacker DC, Heath RR (1996) Florida Entomologist 79 (4), 600-602.

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

* Williamson DL, Summy KR, Hart WG, Sanchez RM, Wolfenbarger DA, Bruton BD (1986) Journal of Economic Entomology 79 (1), 172-175.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, widespread view...