Updated Mediterranean Fruit Fly Global Distribution Map

Updated Mediterranean Fruit Fly Global Distribution Map This updated map provides information on the distribution of the Mediterranean fruit fly, (Ceratitis capitata), throughout the world. The information is mainly based on available Mediterranean fruit fly national surveillance reports; therefore, the map displays assessments of the presence of this pest at the national level and in some cases at subnational levels.

The Mediterranean fruit fly is a major fruit fly pest species of quarantine importance capable of causing extensive damage to a wide range of cultivated and wild fruit and vegetable crops. It is native to Africa, but has spread invasively first to the Mediterranean area and then to many other parts of the world, including Australasia and North and South America.