Official Pest Report
Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Eradicated Mediterranean fruit fly - Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

Country:
Mexico
Title:

Eradicated Mediterranean fruit fly - Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

Contact:
Ing. Francisco Ramírez y Ramírez, Plant Health General Director, + (55) 59 05 10 00 Ext. 51319, francisco.ramirez@senasica.gob.mx
Report:

About the detection: the National Service for Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality (Senasica) is confirming the eradication of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, as more than three Medfly life-cycles have elapsed with no detections as a result of the implementation of National Emergency Legal Provisions.

On April 24, 2019, a transient entry of the Mediterranean fruit fly was detected at the Port of Manzanillo, Colima and consequently a regulated area of 951 km2 was established around the find. We further established risk management measures including pest monitoring, with traps and fruit sampling, and eradication measures including the use of hydrolyzed protein bait stations, fruit destruction, aerial release of sterile Mediterranean fruit flies alongside ground release of the parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata, and ground spraying with Spinosad-laced selective baits applied in urban areas. In addition, four inspection stations were operational in the regulated area.

Actions. The National Service for Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality, through the Plant Health Directorate, informs that according to the IPPC international standards, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) is a pest that is eradicated and absent from Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.