Exotic Pest Reporting
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Apple Maggot (AM)
Apple Maggot (AM) (Rhagoletis pomonella ) is an insect pest. It was first detected in New Hampshire in 1905.
The apple maggot is a fly pest of several fruits, mainly apples. The young maggot that hatches consumes the fruit and causes it to bruise and decay and finally drop before ripening. The insect overwinters as a pupa in the soil.
Visit the Fruit Flies program page for more information about this pest.