First record of the European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Tephritidae), in North America

Lawrence Barringer

Abstract


Rhagoletis cerasi (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is reported from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and Niagara County, New York, United States for the first time, new records. Specimens from Ontario were collected in 2016, and New York in 2017. This fly is subject to regulatory control and poses a risk to cherry and honeysuckle in North America.

Keywords


Ontario, New York, yellow sticky card, distribution.

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