EPPO Global Database

Ceratitis capitata(CERTCA)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1910
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, eradicated (2018-11) (from mainland USA)
From CABI Pest map 001 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
Established only in Hawaii (since 1910). Incursions of C. capitata are occasionally reported from California, Florida and Texas but are always subject to eradication programmes.

For more details, see individual states.

* CPPC Circular Letter, no. 1/97, 1st June 1997. FAO Sub Regional Office for the Caribbean, Barbados. Web site of APHIS on INTERNET - Florida medfly update, 1997-08-11. http://www.aphis.usda.gov

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Press Release of 2010-06-10. Mediterranean fluit flies found in Palm Beach county. http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2010/06152010.html

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official Pest Reports
- USA (2018-11-01) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean Fruit Fly): APHIS Removes the Quarantine Area in Half Moon Bay Area of San Mateo County, California. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=773
- USA (2015-08-17) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean Fruit Fly) - Removal of Quarantine Area in the Perris area of Riverside County, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=630
- USA (2014-10-28) Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) – Removal of Quarantine Area in the Los Angeles area of Los Angeles County, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=602
- USA (2014-05-22) Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) – New quarantine area established in Los Angeles County, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=586
- USA (2013-04-24) Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) eradicated in the United States. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=546
- USA (2007-11-14) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) - Quarantined area in Los Angeles County, California. United States. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=294
- USA (2007-10-29) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) - Quarantined area in Santa Clara County, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=291
- USA (2007-09-20) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) - Quarantine area in Solano County California. United States. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=285

* Pollard, G.V. (1997) Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in Florida, USA.

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

* Stocks SD (2013) Medfly declared eradicated from US once again. NPDN - First Detector Network News 8(2), p 4.

* 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.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Absent, pest eradicated view...