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fruit fly

n.
Any of various small flies of the family Drosophilidae, having larvae that feed on fermenting or decaying plant material, especially the common species Drosophila melanogaster, often used in genetic research. Also called pomace fly, vinegar fly.

fruit fly

see DROSOPHILA.
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The mating competitiveness and quality control of the laboratory reared Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann).
That is the story of the eucalyptus borer, eugenia psyllid, ash whitefly, and the notorious Mediterranean fruit fly. Many more insects from around the world could survive here and create problems.
The term refers to three species of fruit fly, of which the best known is the so-called Mediterranean fruit fly. Parts of California were sprayed for this insect up to twenty times in recent years, with results that have not been fully publicized.
The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is a notorious worldwide pest of fruits and vegetables, with females known to oviposit in more than 300 host plant species (Liquido et al.
Entomogenous fungus, Isaria fumosorosea (Wize) Brown and Smith (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) has been reported to reduce fecundity and fertility of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Castillo et al., 2000).
They provided technical training to farmers and implemented the National Programme against the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (citrus blight).
Speaking about the Novorossiysk port authority's decision to turn back the shipment, the city's press contact, Aleksey Alekseyenko, was quoted by Cihan as stating that the 24-ton cargo was infected by the Mediterranean fruit fly, an insect that frequently contaminates fruit shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
By contrast, the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) was found to be susceptible to these insecticides by topical application method.
The mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is considered cosmopolitan, infesting more than 250 host plant species widely distributed in South America (Gallo et al.

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