mediterranean fruit fly :
- n small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit
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- Study: Fruit flies permanent California residents
As many as nine species of crop-devastating fruit flies are permanent California residents, a new study says - including the famous Mediterranean fruit fly that, in years past, has inspired extensive eradication measures in Orange County and other parts of the state.
Aug. 8, 2013 - Orange County Register
- Study finds destructive Medfly entrenched in California
FRESNO, Calif. • Fruit flies that are highly destructive to crops are now permanently established in California and spreading, according to a new study published on Wednesday. The study, published in the science journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, found that despite decades of costly eradication efforts by the state, the Mediterranean fruit fly and the Oriental fruit fly have not been ...
Aug. 7, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
- Medfly entrenched in California, study finds
A new study, contradicting state agriculture officials who say the pests are eradicated, concludes that several species of fruit flies are here to stay. Feared and despised by California's $43.5-billion agricultural industry, the Mediterranean fruit fly is seen as a potentially devastating foreign invader who routinely hitchhikes across the border in smuggled fruit.
Aug. 7, 2013 - Los Angeles Times