Bulletin of Entomological Research

Original Articles

Methods employed in Breeding Opius humilis, Silv., a Parasite of the Mediterranean Fruit-fly (Ceratitis capitata, Wied.)

Lawrence Ogilviea1

a1 Plant Pathologist, Department of Agriculture, Paget East, Bermuda.

The Mediterranean fruit-fly (Ceratitis capitata, Wied.) first reached Bermuda about 1865, and since that time has been a pest of the first importance on all kinds of thin-skinned fruits. Peaches, which formerly grew in great abundance in the island, were rendered unproductive, and loquats, sapodillas, Surinam cherries, peppers, and to a lesser extent citrus, papaws, sugar-apples and guavas, were severely infested.