medfly


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med·fly

also Med·fly  (mĕd′flī′)

medfly

(ˈmɛdˌflaɪ)
n, pl -fly or -flies
(Animals) another name for Mediterranean fruit fly

med•fly

or Med•fly

(ˈmɛdˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
Mediterranean fruit fly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medfly - small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruitmedfly - small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit
fruit fly, pomace fly - any of numerous small insects whose larvae feed on fruits
Ceratitis, genus Ceratitis - Mediterranean fruit flies
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Genetic differentiation, gene flow and the origin of infestations of the medfly, Ceratitis capitata.
ARS teamed up with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii to put together a program of techniques to control medfly, melon fly, Malaysian fruit fly, and oriental fruit fly and to help Hawaiian farmers implement it.
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New technologies can reduce fruit fly numbers below damaging levels and we can once again take steps to eradicate Medfly from the Carnarvon horticultural precinct," Mr Baston said.
Fruit fly eradication programs have been proposed or attempted in Hawaii several times in the past, especially for medfly.
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After apparently being eradicated by 1930, the medfly was spotted again in 1956 in Miami.
Despite the eradication of the Medfly infestation years ago, China had not lifted its quarantine until this month.
Will the successful transformation of the medfly result in better methods to control this pest?