FRUIT FLIES IN THE GMV- OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY 2019

Fruit fly situation – January 2019

By mid-January 2019, a total of 524 flies were trapped in the 350-odd traps deployed in the GMV giving an average of 0.50 flies per trap per week (FTW). There were 174 Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) - (0.24 FTW) found in rural trap sites (about 240 sites) and 320 QFF (1.25 FTW) in urban sites (about 85 sites). The higher trap capture rates recorded in urban areas, compared with rural areas, are typical for this time of the year. Urban FTW peak, usually, in late September and then again over an extended period from mid-December to late January. Rural FTW, on the other hand, tend to peak only over the period from mid-March to early May.

To read more of this report prepared by Andrew Jessup (Fruit Fly Educator), please see attached document.

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