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Title: New species of and taxonomic notes on Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae)

item Norrbom, Allen
item KORYTKOWSKI, CHESLAVO - Universidad De Panama

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/22/2010
Publication Date: 1/14/2011
Citation: Norrbom, A.L., Korytkowski, C.A. 2011. New species of and taxonomic notes on Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae). Zootaxa. 2740:1-23.

Interpretive Summary: The family of true fruit flies includes numerous major agricultural pests throughout the world. The majority of species that are pests in the American tropics and subtropics, and that threaten fruit industries in the southern United States, belong to a large group that contains more than 200 species. Precise taxonomic data are necessary to recognize the pest species in this group. In this paper, eight species from Central and South America are recognized and described for the first time, and two names that have been used for another species are shown to be synonyms. Identification tools, descriptions and illustrations, are provided for these species. The ability to recognize them is essential to regulatory agencies such as APHIS-PPQ to prevent the spread of pest species. The information provided will also be valuable to scientists studying the biology and control of these species.

Technical Abstract: Seven new species of Anastrepha are described: A. conflua (Costa Rica), A. levefasciata (Peru), A. nolazcoae (Peru), A. paradentata (Mexico), A. raveni (Peru), A. trivittata (Brazil: Amazonas), and A. woodleyi (Bolivia). Anastrepha nunezae Steyskal, 1977, is recognized as a synonym of A. mucronota Stone, 1942, and A. pseudanomala Norrbom is recorded for the first time from Ecuador.