Exotic Pest Reporting
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Guava Fruit Fly
Guava Fruit Fly (Bactrocera correcta) is an insect pest of Guava, citrus, mango, peach,sapodilla . It is a native of Asia and was first detected in California in 1986.
This fruit fly lays eggs inside fruit. When the larvae hatch and feed on the fruit it can be ruined. Monitoring after a 2012 find in Florida failed to detect additional flies.
Visit the Fruit Flies program page for more information about this pest.