Warning: The following pest reports have not yet been confirmed with the appropriate
National Plant Protection Organization. They are provided solely as an early warning
to NAPPO countries, and all National and Regional Plant Protection Organizations
should use this information with caution.
Second Guava fruit fly, Bactrocera correcta, detected in Florida this year
|Publicada: August 01, 2001|
University of Florida
A single male guava fruit fly, Bactrocera correcta (Bezzi), was detected Monday, July 31 in Oviedo, FL in a trap placed in a sweet orange
tree. In May of this year, in a fly of the same species had been detected in Apopka, ca. 30 miles from Oviedo. Experts do not believe that the two incidents are connected. So far, no other flies have been caught, even though additional traps have been placed in the surrounding area. Previous detections of this fly in Florida date back to August of 1999, when two flies were captured in the area of Titusville (Brevard County) .
The establishment of B. correcta could pose a serious threat to citrus, peach and several other kinds of tropical and subtropical fruits in Mexico and the U.S.
For more information see Featured Creatures at
Steck, G.J. ( 2001). "A guava fruit fly" Pest Alert, Division of Plant Industry, FDACS. http://doacs.state.fl.us/~pi/enpp/ento/bcorrecta.html