Fruit flies

Two different types of fruit flies were discovered in 3 separate areas of Auckland between 14 February and 14 March 2019.

Queensland fruit fly – Devonport and Northcote

Male flies were found in surveillance traps in Devonport and Northcote. Trapping found no further flies. Restrictions on moving and selling fruit and vegetables have been lifted in both suburbs – in Devonport on 22 March and in Northcote on 12 April.

Bactrocera facialis fruit fly – Ōtara

Male flies were found in surveillance traps in Ōtara between 18 February and 5 March 2019. Trapping found no further flies. Restrictions on moving and selling fruit and vegetables were lifted on 22 March.

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