Mediterranean fruit fly

Mediterranean fruit fly

Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service,

  • Mediterranean fruit fly; Medfly
  • Found in Western Australia
  • Maggots found in fresh fruit and vegetables may be that of Qfly or Medfly
  • 3-5 mm long, light brown with mottled wings that have distinct brown bands extending to the wing tips
  • After laying eggs in the fruit, some necrosis may be visible around the puncture mark. This may be followed by decomposition of the fruit

Scientific name: Ceratitis capitata
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Flies & Midges (DIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol