Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 8, 2007
Publication Date: July 16, 2007
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Sanchez, J.S., Montgomery, W.S., Kendra, P.E. 2007. Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera:Tephritidae): Life history and laboratory rearing methods.. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: The Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew), is and agricultural pest established throughout south Florida, where it poses a threat to commercial citrus, guava, and other tropical and subtropical fruit crops. This poster outlines the protocols used at the USDA-ARS laboratory in Miami, FL, for mass rearing of A. suspensa for research purposes. The poster also provides detailed photographic documentation of the developmental stages of the pest, from eggs to adult files.