Mediterranean fruit fly

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Synonyms for Mediterranean fruit fly

small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit

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The last Mediterranean fruit fly was detected in January 2017 and official eradication was declared in July 2017.
The Mediterranean Fruit Fly and the United States: Is the Probit 9 Level of Quarantine Security Efficient?
Atkinson left CSIRO in early 1997 to join the University of California where is working on a number of insect species, including the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.
The pesticide remains in use to eradicate the devastating Mediterranean fruit fly from California crops.
The nonrandom mating that we observed in Mediterranean fruit fly males does not appear to be the result of female choice for heritable differences among males.
In 1927 the Mediterranean fruit fly was invading, and the boom had collapsed.
That is the story of the eucalyptus borer, eugenia psyllid, ash whitefly, and the notorious Mediterranean fruit fly.
The term refers to three species of fruit fly, of which the best known is the so-called Mediterranean fruit fly.
When he was governor, during the tumultuous Mediterranean fruit fly crisis, the building served as the regional headquarters for the controversial helicopter malathion spraying eradication campaign in 1981-82.
Diet and size influence sexual advertisement and copulatory success of males in Mediterranean fruit fly leks.
Intrexon Crop Protection's self-limiting insect platform has already been tested in trials against a number of major agricultural pests, including the Diamondback moth and the Mediterranean fruit fly, and has been shown to substantially suppress pest populations and increase marketable crop yield.
They provided technical training to farmers and implemented the National Programme against the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (citrus blight).
Speaking about the Novorossiysk port authority's decision to turn back the shipment, the city's press contact, Aleksey Alekseyenko, was quoted by Cihan as stating that the 24-ton cargo was infected by the Mediterranean fruit fly, an insect that frequently contaminates fruit shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Field tests of environmentally friendly malathion replacements to suppress wild mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) populations.
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