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Black Fig Fly

The BFF you don't want

The Black Fig Fly, or BFF (Silba adipata), lays eggs in unripe figs and ruins fruit production.

It was first detected in California & Santa Barbara County in June 2021.

 In an effort to limit this pest's expansion, please don't move locally harvested figs. 

Report observations of this pest to the CDFA at  https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/reportapest/.