The West Indian Fruit Fly (Anastrepha obliqua) is the most abundant species of fruit fly present in the Caribbean. Six other species (types) of Anastrepha fruit fly are also present, in addition to the Carambola Fruit fly and the Papaya Fruit fly.
The West Indian Fruit fly is also found in Florida, Texas, Mexico, Central America and South America as far as Brazil. Surveys conducted in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada in 1985-1986 certified that these countries were free of all fruit flies. Grenada and Bequia became infested during 2002.