EPPO Global Database

Ceratitis capitata(CERTCA)

Distribution details in Puerto Rico

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 2015
Eradication in: 2015
From CABI Pest map 001 (2016): Absent, pest eradicated
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/071) : presence of C. capitata was officially confirmed in April 2015, 2 specimens were caught in traps in the southern part of the municipality of Cabo Rojo. Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/173) : eradication was officially declared at the end of June 2015, as no additional specimens could be found after a period corresponding to three life cycles of C. capitata.
References
* INTERNET
- Departamento de Agricultura. Comunicado de prensa. Gobierno Federal nos alerta sobre presencia de Mosca del Mediterraneo en el Municipio de Cabo Rojo (2015-04-02). http://www.agricultura.pr.gov/
- IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Puerto Rico (2015-06-15) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean Fruit Fly) - Establishment of a new quarantine area in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/united-states-of-america/pestreports/2015/06/ceratitis-capitata-mediterranean-fruit-fly-establishment-of-a-new-quarantine-area-in-cabo-rojo-puerto-rico/
- NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports. USA (2015-08-21) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) - Removal of quarantine area in the Cabo Rojo area of Puerto Rico. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=633

* Steyskal, G.C. (1982) A second species of Ceratitis (Diptera: Tephritidae) adventive in the New World. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 84, 165-166.