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On the lookout for fruit fly
10 December 2020

There was one case of fruit fly larvae found at the border in October. It was Pacific Fruit Fly found in watermelons from Tonga, which resulted in the temporary suspension of imports while Biosecurity New Zealand undertook an investigation.

There have been no detections so far this high-risk season (which started in September) of our highest-risk Queensland Fruit Fly.

You can read more in the latest monthly KVH fruit fly risk update, which includes data on detections and surveillance trap monitoring.

Remember: the high-risk period for fruit flies runs through the summer months. Be vigilant and keep watch. It is often difficult to spot adult fruit flies on fruit trees; the better option is to look out for any larvae in fruit. Report any finds or anything else unusual to either the pest and disease hotline on 0800 80 99 66 or KVH on 0800 665 825.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591