Queensland Fruit Fly and the home gardener


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 most likely to affect home gardeners and commercial growers in New South Wales is Queensland fruit fly (QFF) (Bactrocera tryoni).

Topics include:

  • Why is QFF a problem?
  • What damage does QFF cause?
  • What are your responsibilities?
  • How do fruit flies affect horticultural businesses?
  • How do fruit flies affect you?
  • What can you do?


Factsheet 1187 First Edition

Published: Apr 2012