Official Pest Report

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Detection of cherry fruit worm moth (Grapholita packardi) in Mexico.

Country: Mexico

Title: Detection of cherry fruit worm moth (Grapholita packardi) in Mexico.

Dr. Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga, Director General de Sanidad Vegetal.


As part of the actions applied by the National System for Phytosanitary Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, cherry fruit worm moth (Grapholita packardi) was detected in the municipalities of Calvillo, Tepezalá, Rincón de Romos in the state of Aguascalientes; the municipality of Ensenada in the state of Baja California; the districts of Miguel Hidalgo, Magdalena Contreras in Mexico City; the municipalities of Poanas, Nombre de Dios, Durango, Peñón Blanco, Vicente Guerrero, San Juan del Río in the state of Durango; the municipalities of Villa del Carbón, Tepozotlán, Isidro Fabela, Tepetlaoxtoc, Jalacingo, Texcoco, Chalco, Nicolás Romero, Sultepec, Chiautla, Ozumba, Tenango del Aire, Chicoloapan, Soyaniquilpan, Aculco, Ayapango, Zumpango in the state of Mexico; the municipalities of Acaxochitlán, Zimapan, Omitlán de Juárez, Huasca de Ocampo, Omitlán de Juárez in the state of Hidalgo; the municipalities of Huejotzingo, Huauchinango, Chignahuapan, Tlahuapan, San Salvador el Verde, San Matias Tlalancaleca, Tochimilco, Soltepec, Tlatlauquitepec, Coronango, Zacatlán, Cohuecán, Mazapiltepec de Juárez, Aculco, Tetela de Ocampo, Xiutetelco in the state of Puebla; the municipality of San Juan del Río in the state of Querétaro; the municipalities of Tlaxcala, Santa Cruz, Huiloac, Apizaco, Coaxomulco, Santa Cruz, Amoxac de Guerrero, Yauhquemehcan, Ixtacuixtla de Mariano Matamoros, Apizaco, Tzompantepec, Apetatitlán de Antonio Carbajal, Xaltocan, Papalotla de Xicohténcatl, Xicohtzinco in the state of Tlaxcala; the municipality of Las Vigas de Ramírez in the state of Veracruz; the municipalities of Jerez, Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas.

The National Service for Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality, through the Plant Health Directorate, has initiated phytosanitary actions, such as a monitoring program and pest control in the detection areas.

Based on this and according to the International Plant Protection Convention standards, Grapholita packardi is considered a quarantine pest present in Mexico in some municipalities of Aguascalientes, Baja California, Mexico City, Durango, State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas.

Posted Date: Oct. 18, 2017, 9 a.m.