Tag: Oriental Fruit Fly

Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis)

The oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) is a highly destructive pest of fruit crops. It has a wide host range including nearly 500 fruits and vegetables, but is most commonly found attacking avocado, mango and papaya. Females live 1-3… Read More

Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Program in Miami-Dade County, Florida

On August 28, 2015, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) announced the detection of several Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade county. The detection occurred during routine FDACS-DPI and USDA-APHIS-PPQ… Read More