EPPO Global Database

Bactrocera latifrons(DACULA)

Distribution details in United States of America (California)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 1998
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent: eradicated (2016-08)
Occasionally found, but eradication measures are always taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/165) : first find in 1998-07. Isolated outbreaks in Los Angeles county (NAPIS, 1998).

Apparently, these isolated outbreaks were then eradicated (NAPIS, 2006).

In January 2016, found in the city of Westchester (Los Angeles county). Eradicated in August 2016.
* NAPIS - Pest tracker (US) - Bactrocera latifrons. http://pest.ceris.purdue.edu

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
- USA (2016-08-19) Bactrocera latifrons (Malaysian Fruit Fly) - Removal of the Quarantine in the Westchester Area of Los Angeles County, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=677
- USA (2016-02-25) Bactrocera latifrons (Malaysian Fruit Fly) - Establishment of Regulated Area in in Westchester, Los Angeles County, California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=649

* 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