Oriental Fruit Fly – New Regulated Area in Miami-Dade County
Posted by NAPPO 11/23: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established a new Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) regulated area in the Redland area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, effective August 28th, 2015.
APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area. This outbreak of Oriental fruit fly is under eradication.
Please note that FDACS-DPI has provided the following information to the general public for their convenience and information:
Division of Plant Industry Helpline
Contact us Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
(352) 395-4600 (Outside North America)
From the UF-IFAS Featured Creatures-
Adult: The adult, which is noticeably larger than a house fly, has a body length of about 8.0 mm; the wing is about 7.3 mm in length and is mostly transparent. The color of the fly is very variable, but there are prominent yellow and dark brown to black markings on the thorax.
Hosts: The oriental fruit fly has been recorded from more than 150 kinds of fruit and vegetables, including: apricot, avocado, banana, citrus, coffee, fig, guava, loquat, mango, roseapple, papaya, passion fruit, peach, pear, persimmon, pineapple, surinam cherry and tomato. However, avocado, mango and papaya are the most commonly attacked.