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Image Number K7500-5

In grapefruit as well as many other fruits, one female Mexican fruit fly can deposit large numbers of eggs: up to 40 eggs at a time, 100 or more a day, and about 2,000 over her life span.

Photo by Jack Dykinga.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006