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Auckland fruit fly detections

Auckland fruit fly detections

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27 Oct 21 Biosecurity News

Auckland fruit fly detections

On the ground efforts to manage the recent fruit fly detections in Northcote, Auckland, continue with the possibility of some controls remaining in place throughout winter.

Over the past month, operational activity has stepped up to include placing bait on fruit trees to attract and kill adult flies, in particular females, and the continuation of intensive trapping. The risk of finding further fruit flies is still a concern, and the focus on maintaining controls and continuing with baiting and trapping remains a priority.

Despite the large on the ground efforts, another male fruit fly was found at the end of May in one of the network of fruit fly traps. The single male fruit fly was found just 80 metres from the last detection on 10 May. There still has been no larvae, pupae or female flies found to date.

Read more about the ongoing response here.


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