Rhagoletis cerasi L. (ITIS)
European cherry fruit fly (ECFF)
Europe (Schuler et al. 2013)
First detected in New York in 2017 (Wakie et al. 2018)
Most likely through the movement of infested fruit (APHIS 2017)
Highly destructive pest of cherries (Prunus spp.) (Wakie et al. 2018)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
APHIS. 2017. New Pest Response Guidelines: Rhagoletis cerasi (Linnaeus) [PDF, 1.72 MB]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Rhagoletis cerasi. [Accessed Apr 14, 2018].
Schuler, H., C. Bertheau, S.P. Egan, J.L. Feder, M. Riegler, B.C. Schlick‐Steiner, F.M. Steiner, J. Johannesen, P. Kern, K. Tuba, F. Lakatos, K. Köppler, W. Arthofer, and C. Stauffer. 2013. Evidence for a recent horizontal transmission and spatial spread of Wolbachia from endemic Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae) to invasive Rhagoletis cingulata in Europe. Molecular Ecology 22(15):4101-4111.
Wakie, T.T., W.L. Yee, and L.G. Neven. 2018. Assessing the risk of establishment of Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the United States and globally. Journal of Economic Entomology toy054.