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Species Capsicum annuum
Crop Pepper
Pest Scientific Name Ceratitis capitata
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Type Insect
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 1-120, 1-236
Remarks C. captiata, also known as the Mediterranean fruit fly, can occasionally infested pepper fruit. Dispersal occurs when the insect is associated with fresh fruit. No references found indicating seed as a pathway for C. capitata on pepper seed. Commercial seed cleaning and sanitation should remove the threat of this insect being associated with seed. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of C. capitata on pepper seed.</strong>
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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