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Caption for May/June 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "150 Years of Making History: USDA's 150th Anniversary, May 15, 2012." Mediterranean fruit fly, a worldwide agricultural pest, is controlled by the same techniques used to eliminate screwworms.

Caption for May 2007 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Less Pesticide, Fewer Fruit Flies." Mediterranean fruit fly, a worldwide agricultural pest.

Caption for January 1998 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Heated Air Blasts Papaya Pests." The female Mediterranean fruit fly, shown here on a coffee fruit, can deposit eggs 2-3 millimeters deep in papayas.

 

Photo by Scott Bauer.


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Last Modified: 5/1/2012