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Noun1.Ceratitis - Mediterranean fruit fliesCeratitis - Mediterranean fruit flies    
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Ceratitis capitata, medfly, Mediterranean fruit fly - small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit
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For example, wild females of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) that first mated with mass-reared, sterile males remated at higher rates than wild females first mated to wild males (Vera et al.
However, the concern about the possible quarantine importance of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) on banana exports is not recent.
In Brazil, two species are predominant: the South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830), infesting 114 species and the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824), with 93 reported hosts (Zucchi, 2008, 2012).
Effect of protein sources on fecundity, food acceptance, and sexual choice by Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Evaluating attractency of some protein derivatives for the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedmann) and the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders).
This gregarious parasitoid attacks fruit flies of the genus Ceratitis, Dacus and Bactrocera (Diptera: Tephritidae) (NOYES, 2012; LASALLE & WHARTON, 2002).
(2011), who have found reduced damage on fruit treated with kaolin when exposed to Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (Diptera: Tephritidae) adults in field conditions.