EPPO Global Database

Ceratitis capitata(CERTCA)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 1929
From CABI Pest map 001 (2016): Absent, pest eradicated
From NPPO: Absent, pest eradicated
Comments
Incursions are occasionally reported, but always subject to eradication programmes.

1929-04/1930-07; 1956-04/1957-11; 1962-06/1963-02; 1981-08/11. During 1980s, introduced and eradicated on several occasions, eradicated (see EPPO Reporting Service 499/09 and 500/12).

EPPO Reporting Service (97/157): a new outbreak in Florida in 1997. 730 flies trapped in 5 Florida counties. First and only outbreak since 1990. Eradicated by 1999.

Outbreak detected in Florida (Tallahassee, Palm Beach county) in 2010, later eradicated.
References
* Anon. (1982) Citrograph 67 (5), 97-98, 107.

* Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey & NAPIS (1999) Regulated area map. WWW at http://ceris.purdue.edu/napis/pests/ffmd/imap/medregs.html.
------- Last detected August 1998. Eradicated.

* FAO (1987) FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 35 (3), 104.
------- Detected north of Miami in 1987 and eradicated.

* INTERNET
- 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
------- Oubreak in Tallahassee in 2010, under eradication.
- USDA- APHIS - Florida medfly update, 1997-08-11. http://www.aphis.usda.gov

* Stocks S (2011) Updates on recent fruit fly eradication efforts. First Detector Network News, NPDN 6(7/8), 3-4.
------- Detected in February 2011 in Broward County but subsequently eradicated.

* Sutton BD, Steck GJ (2005) An annotated checklist of the Tephritidae (Diptera) of Florida. Insecta Mundi 19(4), 227-245.
------- Repeatedly reported since 1929, and subject to major control programmes. not established.

* USDA (1981) Plant Pest News 1 (6), 1.
------- Trapped in Hillsborough County in 1981.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Absent, pest eradicated view...