EPPO Global Database

Zeugodacus cucurbitae(DACUCU)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1895
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent: eradicated from Kern County, California (2011-07)
From CABI Pest map 064 (2003): Present, restricted distribution
Adventive populations in Hawaii (first record: 1895). In continental USA, it is occasionally trapped in California (mainly in Southern CA) but always subject to eradication measures.
- San Diego in 1974-09. Eradicated.
- Los Angeles county in 1985-06 and again in 1987-07. Eradicated
- Kern county in 2010-08. Eradicated.
* Carey, J.R.; Dowell, R.V. (1989) Exotic fruit pests and California Agriculture. California Agriculture, 43(5/6), 38-40.

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
- USA (2011-07-11) Bactrocera cucurbitae (melon fruit fly) – Removal of Quarantine Area in Kern County, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=489
- USA (2010-08-26) Bactrocera cucurbitae (Melon Fruit Fly) - Establishment of a quarantine area in Kern, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=453

* Vargas RI, Stark JD, Kido MH, Ketter HM, Whitehand LC (2000) Methyl eugenol and cue-lure traps for suppression of male oriental fruit flies and melon flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii: effects of lure mixtures and weathering. Journal of Economic Entomology 93(1), 81-87.

* Spaugy, L. (1988) Fruit flies. Two more eradication projects over. Citrograph 73, 168.