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Rhagoletis ribicola
(American currant fruit fly)

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Rhagoletis ribicola (American currant fruit fly)

Summary

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  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Rhagoletis ribicola
  • Preferred Common Name
  • American currant fruit fly
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Rhagoletis ribicola Doane

Preferred Common Name

  • American currant fruit fly

International Common Names

  • English: dark currant fly

EPPO code

  • RHAGRI (Rhagoletis ribicola)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Diptera
  •                         Family: Tephritidae
  •                             Genus: Rhagoletis
  •                                 Species: Rhagoletis ribicola

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

CanadaRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-British ColumbiaPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
USARestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-CaliforniaPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-ColoradoPresentKroening et al., 1989; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-IdahoPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-MontanaPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-New MexicoPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-OregonPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-WashingtonPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014
-WyomingPresentFoote et al., 1993; CABI/EPPO, 2002; EPPO, 2014

Europe

AustriaAbsent, no pest recordEPPO, 2014
UKAbsent, no pest recordEPPO, 2014

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / extensive mould
Fruit / gummosis
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / lesions: black or brown
Fruit / lesions: scab or pitting
Fruit / obvious exit hole
Fruit / odour
Fruit / ooze

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Fruits (inc. pods) eggs; larvae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Growing medium accompanying plants pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx
Leaves
Roots
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches
True seeds (inc. grain)
Wood

References

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Belanger A; Bostanian NJ; Rivard I, 1985. Apple maggot (Diptera: Trypetidae) control with insecticides and their residues in and on apples. Journal of Economic Entomology, 78(2):463-466.

Boller EF; Prokopy RJ, 1976. Bionomics and management of Rhagoletis. In: Smith RF, Mittler TE, Smith CN, ed. Annual review of entomology. Volume 21. Annual Reviews Inc. Palo Alto, California, USA, 223-246.

Bush GL, 1966. The taxonomy, cytology and evolution of the genus Rhagoletis in North America (Diptera: Tephritidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 134:431-526.

CABI/EPPO, 1998. Distribution maps of quarantine pests for Europe (edited by Smith IM, Charles LMF). Wallingford, UK: CAB International, xviii + 768 pp.

CABI/EPPO, 2002. Rhagoletis ribicola. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No. 629. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Christenson LD; Foote RH, 1960. Biology of fruit flies. Annual Review of Entomology, 5:171-192.

Economopoulos AP, 1989. Control; use of traps based on color and/or shape. In: Robinson AS, Hooper G, eds. Fruit Flies; Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. World Crop Pests 3(B): 315-327. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Foote RH; Blanc FL; Norrbom AL, 1993. Handbook of the Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of America North of Mexico. Ithaca, USA: Comstock.

Jones SC, 1937. The currant and gooseberry maggot or yellow currant fly (Epochra canadensis) Loew. Circular of the Oregon Agricultural Experimental Station No. 121, 11pp.

Kroening MK; Kondratieff BC; Nelson EE, 1989. New host and distributional records for Rhagoletis in Colorado. Southwestern Entomologist, 14(2):147-152

Smith IM; McNamara DG; Scott PR; Holderness M, 1997. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization., Ed. 2:vii + 1425 pp.; many ref.

White IM; Elson-Harris MM, 1994. Fruit flies of economic significance: their identification and bionomics. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Reprint with addendum.

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