Ceratitis capitata (Weidemann)
Common Name: Mediterranean Fruit Fly
Diagnosis: Cell cup of forewing only twice as long as it is wide. Patterning on wings characteristic.
Attractant: Med lure.
Larval Hosts: Many fruits of the following families: Anacardiaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Loganiaceae, Meliaceae, Oleaceae, Podocarpaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiacaea, Sapotaceae and Solanaceae.
Reference: White, I.M. and Elson-Harris, M.M. 1992 Fruit Flies of Economic Significance. CAB International, Wallingford UK.
|In Australia not found in NSW, presently found in only in WA.|