Summary of the Express Pest Risk Analysis for Zaprionus indianus
aprionus indianus is a species of small fruit fly. Larvae feed principally on decomposing fruits. It is not considered to attack unripe and undamaged fruit. The most likely way of entry is transmission with imported fruits.
Considering that Z. indianus is a tropical species, it is not expected that it will be able to survive and establish of permanent populations (the ephemeral populations are possible during the warmer, milder months) in PRA area.
Phytosanitary measures should be based on monitoring of Zaprionus indianus larvae occurrence in imported fruits, especially in warmer months and from pest native ranges.
Infected fruits should be destroyed for example by burning.
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