The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Thephritidae), is considered one of the world’s most destructive pests. : Geographic origin of the Medfly Ceratitis capitata 47 Fig. The medfly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), is the most widespread and probably the … Few C. capitata larvae developed in passionfruit, with larval weights ranging from 2.5 to 3.2 mg. The full text of this article hosted at iucr.org is unavailable due to technical difficulties. On Hawaii (USA), 60 out of 196 fruit species examined over the years 1949-85 were at least once found as hosts of ; the two most important hosts C. capitata were coffee (Coffea arabica) and Solanum pseudocapsicum (Liquido et al., 1989). Host Status Trials. Data consists of the number of emerging individuals of each fruit fly species according to the host plant (species and fruit weight), site and date. Ceratitis Ceratitis capitata successfully completed its development on the preferred host mango, but no adults emerged from punctured fruit of maturity levels 0 and 2 . New Host Records for Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the State of Pará, Brazil. Host Lists European Cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi , Host List Host range and distribution of fruit-infesting pestiferous fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) in selected areas of Central Tanzania - Volume 99 Issue 6 - M.W. To locate potential hosts, medfly females are known or believed to respond to the following stimuli: attracEntornol. and guava were identified as important hosts. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL. Ceratitis rosa, for example, is found on 60 host species belonging to 20 families in La Réunion [36]. Niche shift of tephritid species after the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) invasion in La Réunion. The development of fly larvae is mediated by bacterial decay in the fruit tissue. HOSTS C. capitata is a highly polyphagous species whose larvae develop in a very wide range of unrelated fruits. Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) 1 ... tropical fruit flies, and its wide range of hosts, it is ranked first among economically important fruit fly species. 35, 65 69 (1984). High infestation indices of Ceratitis capitata were found in Coffea species. Among Tephritid fruit flies, the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata Wied.) Four species (Ceratitis catoiriiC. Ceratitis rosa appeared to be better adapted to low temperatures than the two other species as it showed a lower larval developmental threshold of 3.1°C compared to 10.2°C for C. capitata and 8.9°C for C. catoirii. It presents the greatest threat to the production and marketing of many fruit crops, mainly fruit crops. However, C. rosa dominated in fruit sampled at the ARC-TSC experimental farm at Mbombela. 2.4. The host range of the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), includes more than 250 species of fruits and vegetables. C. capitata is a highly invasive species. It has a high dispersive ability, a very large host range and a tolerance of both natural and cultiv C. capitata explores a range of host plants and has been reported frequently in cultures of Coffea arabica in different regions of the world. In mango, the weight of third instars ranged from 9.7 to 10.3 mg. The Influence of Host Fruit and Temperature on the Body Size of Adult Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) Under Laboratory and Field Conditions C. Navarro-Campos 1 Instituto Agroforestal MediterrÁneo (IAM), Universidad PolitÉcnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022, Valencia, Spain. In Press. diet breadth. In the period 1956–2006, transient populations of the pest have been reported regularly in Bulgaria. The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is a major pest in horticulture. Table 1. Two fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) of economic importance occur in Argentina, the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), and Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann). To study the relationship of Mediterranean fruit fly or medfly, Ceratitis capitata, to native plant hosts in an area within its original home range, fruits were sampled in diverse areas of Kenya from 1999 to 2001. oratory-reared, male and female Ceratitis capitata (medfly) in response to a range of Cl and C2 to C~z carbon chain-length aliphatic alcohols, aldehydes, acetates, and acids, and lactones, some of which are known volatiles from leaves and fruits. ), Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management. Nutritional compounds in host fruits affect several larval traits that may be related to adult fitness. hosts unique for the clade capitata/caetrata), only De Meyer et al. For male Ceratitis capitata, this includes use of angelica seed oil as long range attractants and ginger root oil, which is exposure to sterile males to increase mating success. 343-345. Introduction. The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is one of the economic horticultural pests in Egypt and Mediterranean basin due to its ability to infest wide range of fruits.Ceratitis capitata attacks more than 300 different hosts and leave negatively economic impact (Papadopoulos et al. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page. Maerere Sampling effort was concentrated in and around forested areas in coastal, central highland, and western highland habitats. Development of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in three apple varieties in the laboratory Nikos T. Papadopoulos* & Byron I. Katsoyannos Department of Agriculture, Laboratory of Applied Zoology and Parasitology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece A. McPheron and G. J. Steck (eds. Diversity and Distributions. This flexibility is mainly because of its huge range of hosts in which can develop (Szyniszewska and Tatem 2014). Here, we compared the relative abundance of these fruit pests in 26 fruit species sampled from 62 localities of Argentina in regions where C. capitata and A. fraterculus coexist. Host range: C. capitata is one of the world most destructive fruit pest, it has high ability to tolerate cooler climates and is able to spread over a wide range of tropical, template, humid or dry ecosystems. In contrast, the four other species are considered to be oligophagous, i.e., they have a limited host range; Dacus demmerezi, This is also called as aromatherapy in entomology? The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is considered to be one of the world’s most destructive fruit pests because of its global distribution, wide host range and rapid dispersal. Life table studies for T. giffardii using C. capitata as host were done at 26 ± … June 2016; ... Cera s capitata a acks a wide range of host plant species and . USDA Cooperative Fruit fly hosts lists are used for state and federal regulatory decision making during detection, control and quarantine actions on these pests. The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Diptera: Tephritidae), is the main pest in the Mediterranean region attacking more than 300 hosts. Ceratitis capitata Ceratitis capitata 2011-12-01 00:00:00 Introduction Ceratitis capitata is the most serious pest for citrus and many other fruits in the majority of countries with a warm, Mediterranean, tropical or subtropical climate ( EPPO/CABI, 1997 ). The genus includes both polyphagous species with wide host ranges, and stenophagous clades of species specialized on particular host plant genera (De Meyer et al., 2002; De Meyer, 2005). Its larvae feed and develop on many deciduous, subtropical, Despite the importance of bacteria on larval development, very little is known about the interaction between bacteria and larvae in their true ecological context. appl. 1. a, Cladogram for the subgenus Ceratitis s.s.; b, area-cladogram for the subgenus Ceratitis s.s.(SA = southern Africa, EA = eastern Africa, CA = central Africa, COSM = cosmopolitan, IO = Indian Ocean islands). A large degree of EAG response uniformity between the Acceptance and suitability of different host stages of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and seven other tephritid fruit fly species to Tetrastichus giffardii Silvestri (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Author: Mohamed, S.A., Wharton, R.A., Merey, G. von, Schulthess, F. Source: Biological control 2006 v.39 no.3 pp. Ceratitis capitata Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) (Ceratitis capitata) is an insect pest of fruits and vegetables. Background: Phytophagous insects differ in their degree of specialisation on host plants, and range from strictly monophagous species that can develop on only one host plant to extremely polyphagous species that can develop on hundreds of plant species in many families. Overall, C. catoirii had a low survival rate within the range of Rubus lucidus (RUBLU) Host * Putruele MTG (1996) Hosts for Ceratitis capitata and Anastrepha fraterculus in the northeastern province of Entre Ríos, Argentina, pp. Neither of these plants are hosts for C. capitata and the chemical basis for these effects is unknown. This is a species of fruit fly capable of causing extensive damage to a wide range of fruit crops. Abstract: Data were obtained from mark recapture trials pertaining to the dispersal of medfly, Ceratitis capitata (Dipt., Tephritidae), over both short (10–160 m) and very long distances (0.5–9.5 km) within the surveillance trapping array in Adelaide, Australia. Raw data for Moquet et al. Chemosensory behaviour plays an important role in many crucial stages in the life o … In B. Host stage suitability was studied using nine age groups of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), namely, eggs less than 24 h and between 24 and 48 h old, and 1- to 7-day-old larvae. © Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague. Host acceptance and suitability of medfly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), mango fruit fly, Ceratitis cosyra, Natal fruit fly, Ceratitis rosa Karsch, Ceratitis fasciventris (Bezzi), Ceratitis anonae Graham, and melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae), for oviposition and development of this parasitoid were investigated. The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (medfly), is an extremely invasive agricultural pest due to its extremely wide host range and its ability to adapt to a broad range of climatic conditions and habitats. 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