Mango Fruit Fly, Marula Fruit Fly, Ceratitis cosyra (Walker) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae)
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Steck, Gary J. 2004. “Mango Fruit Fly, Marula Fruit Fly, Ceratitis Cosyra (Walker) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae): EENY286/IN563, 5/2003”. EDIS 2004 (18). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in563-2003.

Abstract

Ceratitis cosyra is commonly known as the mango fruit fly or marula fruit fly based on its common occurrence in these host plants. Marula is a native African fruit related to mango and sometimes known locally as wild plum. The fly is a serious pest in smallholder and commercial mango across sub-Saharan Africa and has been recorded in Ivory Coast, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, where it is more destructive than either Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly; Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann)) or the Natal fruit fly (Ceratitis rosa Karsch) (Malio 1979; Labuschagne et al. 1996; Javaid 1979; De Lima 1979; Rendell et al. 1995; Lux et al. 1998). This document is EENY-286, originally published as DPI Entomology Circular 394, one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: May 2003.

EENY286/IN563: Mango Fruit Fly, Ceratitis cosyra (Walker) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae) (ufl.edu)

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