Mediterranean fruit fly definition

  • noun:
    • a form of fresh fruit fly with the capacity of wreaking considerable harm, Ceratitis capitata.
    • a little two-winged fly (Ceratitis capitata), a native associated with the Mediterranean countries the good news is widely distributed in warm areas, which can cause great injury to citrus as well as other succulent fruit crops whenever present in good sized quantities. Its monochrome and irregularly banded. It lays eggs in ripening oranges, peaches, as well as other fruits; if the eggs hatch into larvae (maggots) inside fruit, they result in the fresh fruit to decay and fall, while making the fruit unsaleable. Additionally it is popularly labeled as the medfly.
    • tiny black-and-white fly that problems citrus as well as other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch in the fresh fruit

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