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How Mediterranean Fruit Flies Resist Aging, Live Long and Remain Fertile

  • J. R. Carey
Part of the Research and Perspectives in Longevity book series (RPL)

Abstract

The Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata; medfly) is one of the most successful insects in the world with respect to its ability to invade new regions (Carey 1991). The species has spread from its origins in tropical Africa to virtually all areas of Mediterranean Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, to most countries in South and Central America, to isolated pockets in North America (e g, California and Florida), and to several regions in the Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands and western Australia (Carey 1997)

Keywords

Chronological Life Span Full Diet Chronological Time Ceratitis Capitata Life Table Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Carey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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