Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Melon fly is found in the tropical regions of Asia, a portion of east Africa, and on some Pacific islands, including Hawaii, USA. Melon fly has been recovered on several occasions in California, and although it has not become established in the western hemisphere, the tropical and subtropical regions would be suitable habitat.
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