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Mediterranean fruit fly or medfly/Mosca de la fruta,

Ceratitis capitata

Description:

It is a species of fruit fly capable of causing extensive damage to a wide range of fruit crops. It is native to the Mediterranean area, but has spread invasively to many parts of the world. Adult medflies lay their eggs under the skins of fruit, particularly where the skin is already broken. The eggs hatch within three days, and the larvae develop inside the fruit.

Habitat:

Garden in the country in Tallante, Cartagena (Spain).

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6 Comments

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

Es ideal, por eso me lancé a buscar la identificación. Con los bichos feos no apetece tanto.

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 9 years ago

Pues estupendo ¡prime! La verdad es que es bonica, no te parece, Eulalia?

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

Si entras en Organisms y buscas en "search" salen todos los spottings. Yo he probado con el nombre científico y el común en español y en inglés y no me ha salido nada.

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 9 years ago

¡¡¡¡ Vaya, qué honor !!!!!! ¿Estás segura, Eulalia?

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

You're welcome.
Creo que no hay ninguna ceratitis ni mosca de la fruta en Noah. Es una primicia!!!

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 9 years ago

Olé, sí señora. Muchas gracias amiga.

marta vázquez
Spotted by
marta vázquez

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 18, 2011
Submitted on Oct 8, 2011

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