European Cherry Fruit Fly national pest alert published

The European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis
cerasi (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is
a new invasive insect to North America. Its
first confirmation in North America was
in an urban park in Mississauga, Ontario
in June 2016. The likely mode of entry was
in imported fresh cherries or other host
plant material. This pest occurs throughout
most of continental Europe and central and
western Asia, and is the most economically
important pest of sweet cherries in Europe.
It exclusively attacks the fruit of host plants.
European cherry fruit fly has not yet been
detected in the U.S., although it has been intercepted more than
100 times at U.S. ports of entry (58 interceptions since 2000), with
all interceptions occurring on Prunus spp. fruit found in passenger

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