In readiness for Fruit fly 

David Voice *1

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?

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