Single Queensland fruit fly discovery causes restrictions on fruit and vegetables in Devonport, New Zealand

February 17, 2019

A single male Queensland fruit fly was discovered in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland, on Thursday 14th February.


Biosecurity New Zealand has responded by placing legal controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables, and field crews have set additional fruit fly traps in order to determine whether this fruit fly is part of a wider breeding population.


The Q-Fly has previously been discovered six times in northern New Zealand, but of these only one turned out to be part of a wider breeding population.


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