Exotic Pest Reporting
Blueberry maggot (Rhagoletis mendax) is an insect pest. It was first detected in New Hampshire in 1985.
Rhagoletis mendax is a tephritid fly and is a major pest of blueberry crops in the eastern and southern United States and eastern Canada. It attacks several species of blueberry and related plants. The adult female fly lays a single egg in a blueberry, and when the larva hatches it consumes the fruit. .
09/29/2017 - Blueberry maggot inching its way north
07/28/2017 - Blueberry Maggot Fly Poised To Expand In Wisconsin