Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)

Harym, Younes El & Belqat, Boutaina, 2017, First checklist of the fruit flies of Morocco, including new records (Diptera, Tephritidae), ZooKeys 702, pp. 137-171: 138

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.702.13368

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scientific name

Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)
status

 

Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)  

Literature records.

Morocco, Rif: Tangier ( Becker and Stein 1913), High Atlas ( Séguy 1930), Ouadj-Ouli-Mohamed, env. Settat, Insgane ( De Meyer 2000).

New records.

Morocco, Rif: Douar Kitane, 4♂♂, 4♀♀, 23-IX-2014- 4♂♂, 24-IX-2014- 4♂♂, 3♀♀, 25-IX-2014- 1♂, 2♀♀, 27-IX-2014- 1♂, 3♀♀, 02-X-2014- 4♂♂, 1♀, 27-VII-2015 (reared); El Haouta, 1♂, 1♀, 20-IX-2014 (net sweeping)- 5♂♂, 11♀♀, 02-X-2014 (reared); Jumb Kitane, 4♂♂, 7♀♀, 30-VI-2015. Middle Atlas: Sensla, 1♀, 14-VII-2016 (net sweeping). Anti Atlas: Environs Massa, 1♀, 11-V-2015; Oued Massa (Pont Aghbalou), 2♂♂, 12-V-2015; Douar Sidi Abou, 23♂♂, 34♀♀, 13-V-2015; Douar Tighrimt, 1♂, 29-V-2015; Douar Zaouia, 1♂, 11-VI-2015 (net sweeping).

Host plants.

A highly polyphagous species, including the infestation of fruits of Ficus carrica   L., Prunus armeniaca   L., Prunus persica   L., and Pyrus communis   L. from which the recorded specimens were reared, and Argania spinosa   L. (Fig. 1) from which our specimens were collected by sweep-netting.

World distribution.

Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Seychelles Is, St Helena I., Tanzania, Benin, Burkino Faso, Cape Verde Is, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius I., Niger, Reunion I., São Tomé I., Senegal, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Europe, Middle East, Neotropics, West Australia, Hawaii ( Norrbom et al 1999, De Meyer 2000, De Meyer et al. 2013).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tephritidae

Genus

Ceratitis