Third Queensland fruit fly discovered in Northcote, Auckland NZ

March 3, 2019

Last Friday, 1st March 2019, a third male Queensland fruit fly was found in Northcote. It was found in a surveillance trap less than 300 metres away from where the last fly was found in that area. 


This is the fourth Queensland fruit fly discovered on Auckalnds North Shore in just over two weeks;

  • 14th Feb - discovered in Devonport

  • 20th Feb - discovered in Northcote

  • 25th - discovered in Northcote

  • 1st March - discovered in Northcote

Despite these discoveries, there is still no evidence of a breeding population in these areas.


For more information about this discovery, please click here.


Image credit to Biosecurity New Zealand


This work is based on/includes MPI data which is licensed by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.



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