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. .
Visit the Fruit Flies program page for more information about this pest.