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Ceratitis capitata - adult.jpg
Ceratitis capitata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tephritidae
Subfamily: Dacinae
Tribe: Ceratidini
Genus: Ceratitis
Macleay, 1829

Ceratitis is a genus of tephritid fruit flies with about 80 species. One of the best known species is Ceratitis capitata, the Mediterranean fruit fly.

The genus contains several subgenera:

  • Acropteromma
  • Ceratalaspis
  • Ceratitis
  • Hoplolophomyia
  • Pardalaspis
  • Pterandrus


Subgenus Acropteromma[edit]

Subgenus Ceratalaspis[edit]

Subgenus Ceratitis[edit]

Subgenus Hoplolophomyia[edit]

Subgenus Pardalaspis[edit]

Subgenus Pterandrus[edit]

Subgenus unknown[edit]

External links[edit]

On the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site