Guava Fruit Fly Detection

Guava_fliesThe Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has announced the detection of two Guava Fruit Flies, Bactrocera correcta, near Boynton Beach, Florida.

FDACS and the USDA have increased trapping around the detection area.

In the FDACS press release, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam emphasizes the value of Florida’s early detection system for pests and diseases.

For more information about the Guava Fruit Fly, read  FDACS press release  and the UF/IFAS Featured Creatures article by Weems and Fasulo. The Guava Fruit Fly Featured Creatures was originally published as a FDACS-DPI circular No. 291 and then adapted for Featured Creatures.

The Guava Fruit Fly is a potential threat to several fruit and vegetable commodities.