Gary J. Steck, Gary.Steck@FreshFromFlorida.com, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry
ORIENTAL FRUIT FLY DETECTIONS
In August 2010, two male Oriental fruit flies were found in Safety Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida. An enhanced trapping program ran in an 81-square-mile area for three months with no new fly detections.
In July 2007, a single male Oriental fruit fly was detected during a routine trap inspection in Valrico, Hillsborough County.
On November 5, 2002, a single male Oriental fruit fly was detected at a residence in Pompano Beach, Broward County.
On August 8, 2002, a single male Oriental fruit fly was detected at a residence in Orlando, Orange County. A second OFF was detected on September 6, 2002, about four miles away. No further flies have been detected at either area and no eradication program was undertaken.
In July 2001, two male Oriental fruit flies were detected at two residences in Sarasota. An eradication program was undertaken and successfully completed.
In June 2001, a single male Oriental fruit fly was found near Kissimmee in Osceola County. No further flies were detected in the area.
In June 2000, a single male Oriental fruit fly was found in Bradenton in Manatee County. No further flies were detected in the area.
From May 17 to July 30, 1999, 17 Oriental fruit flies were detected in central Florida: 12 males and four females throughout Tampa, and a single male near Deltona in Volusia County.