Ecological niches and potential geographical distributions of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and Natal fruit fly (Ceratitis rosa)

@inproceedings{Meyer2007EcologicalNA,
  title={Ecological niches and potential geographical distributions of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and Natal fruit fly (Ceratitis rosa)},
  author={Marc De Meyer and Mark P Robertson and Andrew Townsend Peterson and Mervyn W. Mansell},
  year={2007}
}
Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) are globally distributed picture-winged flies of variable size. Tephritidae, with > 4000 species described, ranks among the most diverse groups of true flies (White & Elson-Harris, 1992; Thompson, 1999). They are almost all phytophagous, with larvae developing in the seedbearing organs of plants. Although they are commonly named ‘fruit flies’, larval development can take place in other parts of host plants as well as fruits, including flowers and stems. About… CONTINUE READING
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