Queensland fruit fly


There are over 250 species of fruit fly in the family Tephritidae which occur in Australia but only about ten are pests.

The fruit fly of major concern in New South Wales is the Queensland fruit fly (QFF) (Bactrocera tryoni).

QFF is native to eastern Queensland and north eastern New South Wales and has spread to urban and horticultural areas in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Description
  • Lifecycle
  • Seasonal development
  • QFF behaviour


Primefact 1186 First Edition

Published: Apr 2012