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oriental Fruit Fly (OFF)


Oriental Fruit Fly
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The adult oriental fruit fly is somewhat larger than a housefly, about 8 mm in length. The body color is variable but generally bright yellow with a dark "T" shaped marking on the abdomen. The wings are clear. The female has a pointed slender ovipositor to deposit eggs under the skin of host fruit.


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Spinosad: Organic Pest Treatment for Exotic Fruit Flies

CDFA staff use an organic treatment to help protect California agriculture from exotic fruit fly infestations.(3:21)