Biosecurity New Zealand say it won't take its "foot
off the pedal" in the fight against the Queensland fruit fly, after a
tenth fly was found.
The fly was trapped in the controlled area in Northcote, on
Auckland's North Shore, 350 metres from where the most recent was found in May,
Despite there being no evidence of larvae, pupae, eggs or female flies, the continued finds indicated fruit flies remained in the area, albeit at very low levels, spokeswoman Dr Catherine Duthie said.
An established population of the flies could be devastating to
New Zealand's multi-billion dollar horticulture industry, she said.