Taxon profile


Mediterranean Fruit Fly
Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Diptera - true flies, mosquitoes and gnats »  family Tephritidae - fruit flies »  genus Ceratitis

Scientific synonyms

Tephritis capitata Wiedemann, 1824
Trypeta capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)
Pardalaspis asparagi Bezzi, 1924
Ceratitis citripeda Efflatoun, 1924
Ceratitis citriperda Macleay, 1829
Ceratitis hispanica Breme, 1842


Ceratitis capitata - Mediterranean Fruit Fly

Author: Nir Ofir

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Ceratitis capitata]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Ceratitis_capitata]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [405771]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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