Apple Maggot

Figure 1. Adult apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh). (Joseph Berger,

Apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh)) is a potentially serious pest of many types of fruit trees. Preferred hosts for apple maggot are apple, especially early maturing and sweet varieties, and the native hawthorns (Crataegus spp.).  In addition, apple maggot will attack apricot, cherry, sweet cherry, sour cherry, crab apple, cotoneaster, flowering dogwood, mountain ash, plum, peach, pear, roses, and serviceberries.

The adult fly (Fig. 1) is …