1 Ministry for Primary Industries. Plant Health and Environment Laboratory.
This presentation discusses the technical capacity required to manage a fruit fly detection like the one experienced in Auckland on May 2012; where a single male Queensland fruit fly was discovered in a surveillance trap. The presentation outlines fruit fly identification and how trap catches might relate to a sustainable breeding population. Which fruit fly species are of most concern to New Zealand horticulture and what can we learn from fruit fly interception and incursion records?