Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceratitis capitata

Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)

mediterranean fruit fly

strongly polyphagous


The larvae develop in a wide variety of soft, mostly relatively large, fruits.

host plants

Citrus reticulata, sinensis; Cydonia oblonga; Opuntia ficus-indica; Prunus armeniaca, persica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


In subtropical areas a very serious pest.


Ebejer (2015a), Smit (2010a), White (1988a).

Last modified 22.vii.2018