Melon Fruit fly
Regulation and Quarantine Boundaries
Pest Hotline: 1-800-491-1899
The adult melon fly is approximately the size of a house fly, about 6 to 8 mm long.Worldwide, over 80 different kinds of fruits and vegetables are recorded as hosts. The most commonly attacked crops are cantaloupe, cucumber, watermelon, melons, squash, and gourds. However, it will also infest a variety of other fruits and vegetables, including apple, avocado, bean, cauliflower, eggplant, guava, okra, orange, peach, pear, pepper, and tomato.
Information: If you have questions about a quarantine/eradication, or if you think you have fruits and vegetables infested with larvae, call the CDFA Exotic Pest Hotline at 1 (800) 491-1899. For questions on quarantines and/or bringing plants, fruits or vegetables into California, call (916) 654-0312.
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- There is presently no regulatory quarantine enforcement
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Exotic Fruit Fly
CDFA staff use an organic treatment to help protect California agriculture from exotic fruit fly infestations.(3:21)[Transcript]