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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.
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Insecticides, Insect pests, Trapping, Insect control, Control methods, Ceratitis capitata
Agriculture | Fruit Science | Parasitology
Broughton, S, and De Lima, F. (2002), Control of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in backyards. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Bulletin 4565, 12p.