Mediterranean Fruit Fly

Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA - bugwood)

The Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a species with international quarantine status. The Medfly uses over 250 species of fruit for its lifecycle. The egg laying and the developing larvae leave the fruit inedible.

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  • Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA - bugwood)
    Medfly Pest Profile

    Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

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  • Mediterranean Fruit Fly
    The Mediterranean fruit fly is a threat to many fruits and vegetables. Don't move non-inspected fruit and vegetables.

    Source: Hungry Pests - USDA

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  • Mediterranean Fruit Fly
    Medfly Pest Sheet

    Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture - Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

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