EPPO Global Database

Zeugodacus cucurbitae(DACUCU)

Distribution details in United States of America (California)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Absent, pest eradicated
Occasionally trapped in Southern California but systematically submitted to eradication.
- San Diego in 1974-09. Eradicated.
- Los Angeles county in 1985-06 and in 1987-07. Eradicated
- Kern county in 2010-08. Eradicated.
* Anon. (1985) Citrograph 70 (10), 223.
------- One female trapped in Los Angeles County in June 1985, but subsequently eradicated according to Spaugy (1988).

* Anon. (1988) Citrograph 73 (3), 60.
------- An outbreak of the pest in 1987 in Los Angeles County is reported, but was eradicated following an eradication program (see Spaugy, 1988).

* 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

* Papadopoulos NT, Plant RE, Carey JR (2013) From trickle to flood: the large-scale, cryptic invasion of California by tropical fruit flies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B no. 208, 30131466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1466

* Spaugy, L. (1988) Citrograph 73 (8), 168.
------- Eradication of B. cucurbitae is reported from Los Angeles County.

* Stocks S (2011) Updates on recent fruit fly eradication efforts. First Detector Network News, NPDN 6(7/8), 3-4.
------- Detected in August 2010 in Kern County but subsequently eradicated.