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Tau fly detected in Auckland
22 January 2016

The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed a single, male Tau fly (Bactrocera tau) was detected in a MPI surveillance trap in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa. 

Click here for MPI's press release

Click here for further information on MPI’s website.

The Tau fly species is found in South East and Southern Asia and its host range includes pumpkins, squash, cucumbers and some related species. However, capsicum, beans, passionfruit, guava and melons are minor hosts.

It does NOT impact kiwifruit, pip and stone fruit or related horticultural species.

A Controlled Area Notice (CAN) has been established and is available on the MPI website.


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