EPPO Global Database

Ceratitis capitata(CERTCA)

Distribution details in Ukraine

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Transient, under eradication
First recorded in: 1964
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient, actionable, under surveillance (2018-02)
From CABI Pest map 001 (2016): Present, few occurrences
This pest has occasionally been found in Krym and Southern Ukraine but is always subjected to eradication campaigns.

Medfly occurred in Ukraine in 1964, then again in 1966/1968, but was eradicated. In 2007, an outbreak in the Odessa (9.9 ha) was successfully eradicated. Another outbreak (9.9 ha) was found in 2011.

EPPO Reporting Service (2014/075) : the total infested area is estimated to be 9.9 ha (in 1 oblast).

From NPPO (2018): the area of the outbreak remains unchanged (9.9 ha) in the Odessa region.
* Fedorenko V, Pylypenko L (2012) Quarantine and invasive species in Ukraine. Progress in Plant Protection 52(4), 1156-1164.

* Magomedov US, Atanov NM (2012) Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wied.), its ability to establish. Plant Health Research and Practice no. 2, 51-53.

* NPPO of Ukraine (2014-04, 2018-02).

* Tereshkova, E. V. (1981) Zashchita Rastenii No. 1, 42-43.
------- Recorded in Odessa in 1937, 1964 and 1967 and in Sebastapol in 1964 and 1968.

* USDA (1982) Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution. No. 26. Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. USDA APHIS-PPQ, Beltsville, USA.

* White IM, Elson-Harris MM (1992) Fruit flies of economic significance: their identification and bionomics. CABI, Wallingford (GB), 601 pp.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Hungary Absent, pest no longer present view...
Poland Absent, pest no longer present view...
Romania Present, restricted distribution view...
Russia Southern Russia Present, restricted distribution view...
Russia Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovakia Absent, intercepted only view...