EPPO Global Database

Ceratitis capitata(CERTCA)

Distribution details in Belize

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 1989
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent: intercepted only (2018-07)
Comments
The pest is occasionally detected due to resurgences in Central America. In all cases, eradication measures are implemented.

IICA Caraphin report, Jan-Jun 1994. Belize Pesticides Control Board, through IICA, indicates that detections were made in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1994, but eradications were effected promptly.

From NPPO (2018): detections were made in June and July 2018 in several locations (Lime Caye, Mango Creek, Mafredi, Hunting Caye, Riverdale, Placencia). Under eradication.
References
* FAO (1989) FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 37 (2), 92.
------- First record.

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Belize (BLZ-01/2 of 2018-07-19) Medfly detections. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/belize/pestreports/2018/07/medfly-detections/
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Guatemala Present, restricted distribution view...
Mexico Absent, pest eradicated view...