New fruit fly finds

22 March 2018

Border interception information about fruit flies has been published in the March KVH risk update.

There have been two new Queensland Fruit Fly larvae finds on fruit that was deposited in amnesty bins at airports, and Pacific Fruit Fly larvae has been intercepted on breadfruit being carried through Auckland airport by a traveller.

Incorporating latest data from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the update also includes surveillance trapping information. Since the start of the high-risk period in September 2017 there have been just over 91,000 trap inspections and no fruit flies of concern have been found.

The risk period for fruit flies in New Zealand stretches until June. Remain vigilant, know what to look for, and what to do if you suspect you may have found any kind of unwanted fruit fly or larvae. Fact sheets about fruit flies are available on the KVH website.