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Mediterranean fruit fly

Mediterranean fruit fly, or Medfly (Ceratitis capitata), pest of fruit in Africa, Australia, and the United States, attacking, in particular, peaches, apricots, and citrus fruits. The larvae destroy the fruits, and whole harvests may be lost. The maggots are capable of prodigious leaps of about 4 in (10 cm) high and over distances of 8 in (20 cm).

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