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Subject: West Indian fruit fly eradicated in Texas
Date posted: July 05, 2001
Source: APHIS
The USDA recently announced the eradication of the West Indian fruit fly, Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart), from Cameron County, Texas. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service had quarantined part of Cameron County last January after finding the fruit fly in an abandoned guava grove. As a result of the USDA and the Texas Department of Agriculture working together to eradicate this infestation, there are no longer any areas in the continental U. S. quarantined for the West Indian fruit fly.