Warning: The following pest reports have not yet been confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization. They are provided solely as an early warning to NAPPO countries, and all National and Regional Plant Protection Organizations should use this information with caution.

Subject: South American cucurbit fruit fly
Publicada: May 17, 2001
Source: University of Florida
The South American cucurbit fruit fly, Anastrepha grandis (Macquart), infests watermelon and other cucurbit fruits. It has been intercepted at U. S. ports in banana debris from Panama, and in pumpkin from Argentina and Brazil. If A. grandis ever became established in Texas or Florida, it would be of potential economic importance.