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Subject: Second Guava fruit fly, Bactrocera correcta, detected in Florida this year
Date posted: August 01, 2001
Source: 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.
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Steck, G.J. ( 2001). "A guava fruit fly" Pest Alert, Division of Plant Industry, FDACS.

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