Anahtar Kelimeler:Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata, citrus, quarantine.
Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata Wied. (Diptera: Tephritidae) is an important external quarantine pest which infects various fruits in Turkey.
The commercial value of the fruit is decreased because the damage is directly on the fruit and at the maturity period. The economic importance of the pest is
due to its threating the citrus exportation in the recent years. For the control of Mediterranean Fruit Fly by keeping its population under economic injury level
and thus solve the problems at the exportation, the pest must be effectively controlled. This is due to the identification of the pest, know its bio-ecology and
application of its control methods systematicly.In the presented paper, the identification, distribution on the world, hosts, bio-ecology, damage and control methods were reported.