Mexican F ruit Fly. Anastrepha Ludens Insecta D iptera T ephritidae By James Williams. Distribution. Originates from Mexico, Central America, and from areas as far south as Costa Rica Introduced in 1927 to Western Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Southern California accidentally
By James Williams
Less fruit is able to be eaten or sold to other countries
Effects on animals? Same as on humans. Dietary restriction. There is no first hand affect
No known predator of the fruit fly besides any animal that eats a fruit that is home to the fly larvae. No specific predator
The ecological balance has shifted for animals that eat the fruit. The animals’ populations have decreased.
Does not affect humans because of medical advancements