Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceratitis capitata

Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)

mediterranean fruit fly

strongly polyphagous

parasite

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

host plants

polyphagous

Citrus reticulata, sinensis; Coffea arabica; Cydonia oblonga; Ficus carica; Fragaria vesca; Opuntia ficus-indica; Passiflora edulis; Prunus armeniaca, persica; Pyrus communis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

notes

In subtropical areas a very serious pest.

references

Dirlbeck (1974a), Ebejer (2015a), El Harym & Belqat (2017a), Fazel, Fallahzadeh & Gheibi (2011a), Merz (1992a), Neuenschwander & Freidberg (1983a), Penado, Smit, Franquinho Aguiar, ao (2020a), Smit (2006a, 2010a), Soltanizadeh, Saghaei & Ostovan (2015a), White (1988a).

Last modified 17.x.2020