Mediterranean fruit fly

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Caratitis capitata, can be a grape pest in some areas such as parts of Australia and South Africa. Infestations of grapes are often due to a build-up in other soft fruits such as figs, apricots, peaches, nectarines, or citrus. Despite being a major destructive pest for many fruit crops, it is not regarded as serious for vineyards. See also drosophila.