Fruit fly common in Tonga found in New Zealand

    Kuo ma’u ‘i Ōtara ‘i Nu’u Sila ha lango hūhūkia ki he fua’i’akau ka ko e lango ‘eni ‘oku angamaheni hono ma’u ‘i Tonga’. Ko e kalasi ‘eni ‘oku ui ko e Bactrocera facialis - the facialis fruit fly pea ko e fili lahi taha ‘eni ‘o e polo kai’ mo e polo fifisi’. ‘Oku ‘ikai ha’ane fu’u fakatu’utāmaki ki he fuluti’ mo e vesitapolo’. ‘Oku ngali ‘e ‘ikai fakatu’utāmaki ‘eni ki Nu’u Sila koeuhī ko ‘ene mokomoko ‘a e ‘ea’ hangē ko Tonga’. ‘Oku te’eki fakamahino na’e angafēfē ‘ene ‘asi ‘i Nu’u Sila ni’.

    By Radio New Zealand A second type of fruit fly (Bactrocera facialis – the facialis fruit fly) was found in the south Auckland suburb of Ōtara. It is a different species to the Queensland fruit fly and is a separate incident to that in Devonport. The facialis is native to Tonga and is known to affect…


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