THE

AMAZING

MEDITERRANEAN

FRUIT FLY

Ceratitis capitata

Mediterranean Fruit Fly Flying SpArk

LIFE CYCLE

Mediterranean Fruit Fly Life Cycle

The Mediterranean fruit fly will lay its eggs in fruits or vegetables, where the eggs hatch and larvae develop.

 

At the next stage, the larva pupates by forming a hard shell around itself.

 

After breaking from its shell, the adult fly emerges!

DIET

As its name suggests, the fruit fly eats only fruits and vegetables. 

Fruits and Vegetables

FUN FACTS

1. The female fruit fly lays up to 800 eggs in her life cycle!

 

2. Did you know? The male fruit fly mates with 20 to 25 different female flies in his entire lifespan

 

3. To reach a safe pupation environment, the larva will jump! Each jump increases the maggot's speed by 200-fold over crawling

Mediterranean Fruit Fly Drawing