Eastern cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cingulata) is an insect pest. It was first detected in New Hampshire in 1931.
The cherry fruit fly Rhagoletis cingulata is a serious direct pest of cherries fruits in North America. Females are attracted to ripening fruit and generally lay a single egg per fruit. Eggs hatch in 3-7 days, after which larvae burrow into the fruit, causing rotten fruit and larvae in harvested fruit.