Peach Fruit Fly (PFF)
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Pest Hotline: 1-800-491-1899
The Peach fruit fly is an exotic insect originating in Asia, and has been accidentally introduced into North Africa. PFF feeds on many kinds of fruit and vegetables. Important California crops at risk include pome and stone fruits, citrus, dates, avocados, and many vegetables, particularly melons and tomatoes. Damage occurs when the female lays eggs in the fruit. These eggs hatch into larvae, or maggots, which tunnel through the flesh of the fruit, making it unfit for consumption.