Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhagoletis cingulata

Rhagoletis cingulata (Loew, 1862)

cherry maggot

on Prunus

Rhagoletis cingulata: fly on galled berry of Prunus serotina

Prunus serotina, Burg-Haamstede, het Zeepe © John Smit

gall

larva in the swollen and disfigured berries.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus avium, cerasus, mahaleb, serotina.

synonyms

Rhagoletis indifferens: van Aatsen, 2001

notes

invasive species, originating from North America, potential pest in cherry orchards.

references

van Aartaen (2001a), Baugnée (2006a), Smit (2010a, 2020a), Smit & Dijkstra (2008a).

Last modified 18.iv.2020