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What is now known as the Oriental fruit fly previously had four different names.

A destructive crop pest with many different names

The finding is expected to help with international biosecurity and control

A global research effort has finally resolved a major biosecurity issue: four of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same. For 20 years, some of the world’s most damaging pest fruit flies have been almost impossible to distinguish from each other. The ability to identify pests is central to quarantine,