Exotic Fruit Fly Pests

Fruit flies are one of the most potentially destructive pests in the world. Fruit flies have a wide host range of fruits, vegetables and nuts, and most of Florida’s crops, including citrus, fall within the host range. This makes it imperative to act quickly and decisively when any species of fruit fly is found. The division is currently using several methods to support and protect Florida from exotic fruit fly pests.

Florida Exotic Fruit Fly Monitoring Program

Fruit Fly Life Cycle 

Adult female fruit flies will deposit several eggs under the skin of a host fruit or vegetable. The larvae hatch from the eggs and tunnel through the pulp, turning it into a rotting mass.

Fruit Fly Activities

Fruit Fly Publications

Other Flies of Interest

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