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Bactrocera dorsalis detection map

Bactrocera dorsalis detection map

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 largest tropical fruit production area in the continental U.S.—resulting in a 99-square mile quarantine. A total of 158 adult flies were detected during the ensuing delimitation surveys and the eradication program. In one trap alone, 45 male oriental fruit flies were found on a Jackson trap. (Map by Matt Albritton, originally published in Steck et al, American Entomologist, Summer 2019)

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