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EENY201: Mexican Fruit Fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae)

Figure 13. In grapefruit as well as many other fruits, one female Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew), can deposit large numbers of eggs: up to 40 eggs at a time, 100 or more a day, and about 2,000 over her life span.

Credit: Jack Dykinga, USDA