Fijian fruit fly (Bactrocera passiflorae)

Fijian Fruit Fly

S. Wilson, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

• The Fijian fruit fly is a 6-8mm long, black-coloured fruit fly
• Causes damage to a range of fruit including papaya
• Currently in Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and Western Samoa
• Could potentially be introduced by the importation of fruit containing fly larvae
• Once in Australia it would be capable of causing significant damage to tropical and subtropical fruit production areas

High priority pest of: Avocados, Papaya, Passionfruit

Scientific name: Bactrocera passiflorae
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Flies & Midges (DIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol