News Date: 08/11/2009
Eleven fruit flies—seven white-striped and four Oriental—have been found over the last few weeks in the La Verne area of California. This is the first time the white-striped fruit fly, which is native to tropical Southeast Asia, has been detected in the Western Hemisphere. Authorities have set up two quarantine areas in L.A. and San Bernardino counties to combat two species of fruit flies discovered in fruit, vegetables and plants. (Contact: Bob Ehart)
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