Western Australia, Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.
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The Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata Wied) is without doubt the most serious insect pest with which West Australian orchardists have to contend. The creature has been known to science for nearly 140 years, and in that time has spread to almost every important fruitgrowing country in the world.
ERRATA In the May-June issue, page 342, the illustration (Fig. 2) was incorrectly captioned. It should read as follows:— Fig. 2.—1 and 2, Side and end views of larva of tomato fly (Lonchea splendlda); 3 and 4, Side and end views of larva of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratltls capltata); 5, Pupa of Mediterranean fruit fly; 6. Larva of ferment fly (Drosophila sp).
Jenkins, C. F. H. and Shedley, D. G.
"Insect pests and their control - The Mediterranean fruit fly,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 5
, Article 14.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol5/iss3/14