Bulletin 4565. Part of the Agriculture Commons, Fruit Science Commons, and the Parasitology Commons Recommended Citation Broughton, S, and De Lima, F. (2002), Control of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in backyards. Restrictions to the movement of fruit and fruiting vegetables will remain in place until at least … The quarantine area includes both the outbreak and suspension areas. There are two main species of fruit fly in Australia - the Queensland Fruit Fly is found in Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria and the Mediterranean Fruit Fly which only occurs in Western Australia. In 2001, an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly in Adelaide was controlled by South Australian Government workers applying organophosphorus insecticides (OPs) to domestic gardens. A fruit fly outbreak is declared by PIRSA when fruit fly are detected through maggot infested fruit or through the presence of flies in our surveillance traps. Stallholders at the Gepps X Market are advised of special measures in relation to selling their fruit and vegetables at the market. Photo: Agriculture Western Australia Prior to the trapping of this fertile female Mediterranean fruit fly, South Australia was the only mainland state that was free of fruit fly, giving it benefits for market access. not take their fruit and vegetables to the Riverland or other fruit producing areas. 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Blair Athol - an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly was declared on Monday 16 December 2019. You can still eat, cook or preserve them. Once a fruit fly outbreak is declared, PIRSA establishes a 1.5 km outbreak area and a 7.5 km suspension area around the detection site for Mediterranean fruit fly. P: (08) 8349 4493 Restrictions to the movement of fruit and fruiting vegetables will remain in place until at least 19 December 2020, unless further detections are made. South Australia remains the only Australian mainland state that is fruit fly free ensuring: • the protection of the state’s commercial production of fruit and vegetables There are now seven Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks across Adelaide, forcing 240 suburbs into quarantine. It was last recorded in the eastern states around the mid 1900s. Pooraka – outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 6 May 2020, and will remain until at least 30 March 2021. Native to Africa. The Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) is a hugely destructive agricultural pest, attacking more than 250 kinds of fruits, nuts and vegetables. Managing Mediterranean fruit fly in backyards Note: 547 September 2012 Replaces Gardennote 24 Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a serious horticultural pest in the South West of Western Australia. Fruit Fly Management in South Australia Importance of remaining fruit fly free Abide by interstate quarantine rules to prevent the spread of Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly. The two species that cause problems in Australia are the Mediterranean fruit fly (found in Western Australia) and the Queensland fruit fly (found in the Northern Territory, Queensland, parts of New South Wales and the eastern corner of Victoria). Mediterranean fruit fly; Medfly; Found in Western Australia; Maggots found in fresh fruit and vegetables may be that of Qfly or Medfly; 3-5 mm long, light brown with mottled wings that have distinct brown bands extending to the wing tips; After laying eggs in the fruit… The less movement of home-grown fruit, the less risk of potential spread of fruit fly. Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone said the new outbreaks mean the majority of Adelaide is now in a fruit fly quarantine area. … Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the new outbreak at Klemzig was a reminder … The species originated in sub-Saharan Africa and is not known to be established in the continental United States. View information about the separate fruit fly outbreak in Renmark West in the Riverland. It is found throughout Africa, South and Central America, the Mediterranean and parts of Australia, causing widespread damage and … Yellowish with brown accents, especially on abdomen and legs. Because of its wide distribution over the world, its ability to tolerate cooler cli… The majority of metropolitan Adelaide is under quarantine restrictions - due to a major fruit fly outbreak. C. capitata has no near relatives in the Western Hemisphere and is considered to be one of the most destructive fruit pests in the world. If we all do our part we can quickly eradicate this pest from your area. Medfly previously occurred on the eastern coast of mainland Australia. Author information: (1)Plant Biosecurity, Sustainability and Biosecurity, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Government of Western Australia, South Perth, WA, Australia. South Australia is the only mainland state which is considered fruit fly free, despite the two new Riverland outbreaks and eight separate Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks ongoing in metropolitan Adelaide. View Croydon Park outbreak information and maps. Host fruits and vegetables are a vital part of the Medfly lifecycle and affected fruit is unsaleable. Restrictions are in place for local businesses selling fruit and vegetables. Mediterranean fruit fly is not present in New South Wales and is considered an exotic pest. Most active from October through to May. If you are in an outbreak area: Keep your fresh home-grown fruit or fruiting vegetables on your property. Angle Park – outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 7 March 2020, and will remain until at least 30 March 2021. The other pest species, Mediterranean fruit fly, occurs only in parts of Western Australia and is an introduced species. Medfly has successfully spread and established in many parts of the world. cardboard boxes sealed with tape (no holes), not sell home-grown fruit and vegetables from the 1.5 km outbreak areas. 3.5 - 5 mm (0.14 - 0.20 in.) If an Medfly or Qfly is suspected, contact . The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata(Wiedemann), is one of the world's most destructive fruit pests. Residents made claims of adverse effects associated with allegations that worker application practices were poor and led to contamination of homes, residents and pets. Rahman T(1), Broughton S(1). Spread. Larvae (maggots) grow to about 8mm long and are white in colour. in length. Fruit Flies. Remember more than 250 Adelaide metro suburbs are currently within one of these zones. Although occasional detections occur in South Australia and the Northern Territory, they invoke a comprehensive and rapid response to prevent establishment. SA Produce Market Information Kit (PDF 1.4 MB). Campbelltown – outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) was declared on 7 May 2020, and will remain until at least 30 March 2021. It can infest over 200–types of fruit and vegetables and is particularly damaging to stone fruit (such as apricots, peaches and nectarines), pome fruit (such as apples and pears), citrus and guava. It’s found in Western Australia. Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) Adult flies are about 3-5mm long, with a light brown body and mottled wings. Travellers within Australia. E: enquiry@saproducemarket.com.au, © 2021 South Australian Produce Market - All Rights Reserved. Some of the measures we have in place include: We thank you for your co-operation during this time. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Queensland fruit lies(Bactrocera tryoni)are native to subtropical coastal Queensland and northern New South Wales and are commonly found in eastern Australia. Get the latest rural news Visit ABC Rural for agriculture and … A fruit fly outbreak is declared by PIRSA when fruit fly are detected through maggot infested fruit or through the presence of flies in our surveillance traps. Stallholders at the Torrens Island Market are advised of special measures in relation to selling their fruit and vegetables at the market. Two new outbreaks were declared at Pooraka and Campbelltown on Tuesday. There are now seven Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks in metropolitan Adelaide, with 240 suburbs now under quarantine restrictions. Retailers purchasing fruit and fruiting vegetables from the South Australian producer market need to seal produce purchased, and keep it sealed and secure for the entire journey during transport. Figur… The Survival of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Over Winter in Western Australia. There are now seven Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks in metropolitan Adelaide, with 240 suburbs now under quarantine restrictions. 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