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Mediterranean Fruit Fly
A two-winged fly (Ceratitis capitata) with black and white markings, native of the Mediterranean countries, but now widely distributed. Its larva lives in ripening oranges, peaches, and other fruits, causing them to decay and fall.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Mediterranean Fruit Fly'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/m/mediterranean-fruit-fly.html. 1828.
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