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Description

The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Medfly) is thought to originate from tropical Africa. It is a pest in many areas of the world including Western Australia. It was first detected at Claremont in 1895 and is now found as far south as Esperance and as far north as Derby. The main area of infestation extends from Carnarvon to Bunbury.

Publication Date

11-2002

Series Number

4565

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

City

Perth

Keywords

Insecticides, Insect pests, Trapping, Insect control, Control methods, Ceratitis capitata

Disciplines

Agriculture | Fruit Science | Parasitology

Control of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in backyards

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