Citrus imports from the US on hold after fruit fly larvae discovery

April 11, 2019

Fruit fly larvae have been stopped from entering New Zealand, by Biosecurity New Zealand on Monday. Officials found four "live" spotted wing drosophila larvae on a single orange imported from the United States.


Reacting to this discovery, US citrus imports have temporarily been put on hold until a suitable treatment has been decided.

Read more about this latest discovery here.


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