Queensland fruit fly

Queensland fruit fly

Photo by GT O’Loughlin, Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org

  • Queensland fruit fly; Qfly
  • Found in Eastern Australia
  • Maggots found in fresh fruit and vegetables may be that of Qfly or Medfly
  • Qfly is wasp like, red-brown with yellow marks and is about 8 mm long
  • After laying eggs in the fruit, some necrosis may be visible around the puncture mark. This may be followed by decomposition of the fruit

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

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol