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Bactrocera dorsalis on sticky trap

Bactrocera dorsalis on sticky trap

In 2015, the largest oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) population ever discovered in the state occurred in the middle of Florida’s tropical fruit production areas. The outbreak was successfully quelled through a six-month eradication program that combined outreach, control, science, technology, and regulation. (Photo credit: Gary J. Steck, Ph.D.)

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