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Carrot Rust Fly

Carrot Rust Fly

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Published by: draculavanhelsing on May 28, 2011
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Factsheet
ISSN 1443-7783No.17/2001July 2001
Background
Carrot rust fly wasprobably introduced intoNorth America, SouthAfrica and New Zealandfrom Europe.There is aconsiderable risk of thespecies beingtransported as larvae inroot crops, especially toother temperate
 
Report suspect sightings 9368 3333.For more information visit our web site www.agric.wa.gov.au
Carrot rust fly
 Psila rosae
 Exotic threat to Western Australia
By John Botha, Darryl Hardie and Greg Power, Hortguard
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ADULT CARROT RUST FLY
countries like Australia.This reinforces the need forthorough quarantine measures to remain in place.Forfurther information on WA quarantine regulations for thispest please refer to the Carrot Industry Protection Planand Reference Manual, or contact Agriculture WesternAustralia's Quarantine Entomologist, Mike Grimm, on(08) 93683752.
Potential impact
Carrot rust fly reproduces successfully inSouth Africa as well as the carrot districtsin warmer parts of the North Island of NewZealand.It is likely that the pest wouldflourish in the cooler areas of south-westernWestern Australia.Carrot rust fly is a severe pest of carrots, killingmany seedlings early in the year or making the finalcrop unsaleable due to the level of larval mines,secondary rots and the uneven size of root development.
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LARVAE FEEDING ON CARROT ROOT
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