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The Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) or medfly is a species of fruit fly capable of causing extensive damage to a wide range of fruit crops. It is native to the Mediterranean area, but has spread invasively to many parts of the world, including Australasia and North and South America. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS) scientists in Hilo, HI are collaborating with ARS researchers at Weslaco, TX to investigate phloxine B, better known as the FDA-approved red dye number 28 as an alternative to Malathion insecticide. The dye might prove a safer insecticide against Medflies. These pests often share regurgitated food and this helps spread the insecticidal dye-and-bait blend through the population. USDA photo by Scott Bauer.
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