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Ceratitis capitata

Vicente Dalmau Sorlí
Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal. Generalitat Valenciana
Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal. Generalitat Valenciana

Ceratitis capitata 
Vicente Dalmau Sorlí
Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal, Generalitat Valenciana, Ctra. Alicante-Valencia Km. 276.5 Apdo.

Ceratitis capitata 
Vicente Dalmau Sorlí
Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal, Generalitat Valenciana, Ctra. Alicante-Valencia Km. 276.5 Apdo. 125, 46460 SILLA (Valencia)

The Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata Wied) is one of the most damaging pests affecting agriculture in Valencia, Spain. This pest is endemic in the Mediterranean area. It is highly polyphagous and its larvae affect a wide range of fruits. Ceratitis capitata causes damage mainly in sweet fruits that ripen between late spring and early fall, as well as early- and late-ripening varieties of citrus.
Economic losses can be great, as the affected fruit is commercially unviable, leading to rejection as well as problems during fruit storage, transportation and distribution.
This pest also causes phytosanitary problems in the fruit trade owing to its status as a quarantine pest in many countries. The presence of eggs or larvae in fruit may result in the rejection of shipments, severe restrictions on exports, and even the closure of markets.
For these reasons the Royal Decree 461/2004, and the Order of July 5, 2004, of Valencia’s Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, established a program for the control of the Mediterranean fruit fly in Valencia, citing its prevention and control as matters of public interest.
The first official measures recommended for the control this pest date back to the 1920s and include the use of traps.
Beginning in the 1960s the Ministry of Agriculture, and later Valencia´s Regional Ministry of Agriculture, maintained an official campaign to control the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. This campaign was initially based on aerial treatments, which have been progressively reduced with the introduction of more rational and integrated methods.
Valencia´s Regional Ministry of the Presidency, Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Water, through the Plant Protection Service, oversees a program for the control of Ceratitis capitata that currently consists of 8 strategies:
1)Population monitoring 
2)Sterile insect technique
3)Mass trapping
4)Control of isolated foci
5)Area-wide terrestrial treatments
6)Aerial treatments
7)Distribution of phytosanitary products
8)Information dissemination to growers 

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