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Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: New host plant and distribution records for Peruvian Tephritinae (Diptera: Tephritidae)

item Norrbom, Allen
item Sutton, B.
item Steck, G.
item Nolazco, Alvarado
item Yabar, Landa
item Luz, Puma
item Quispe Quispe, C.
item Azorsa, Salazar

Submitted to: Revista Peruana de Entomologia
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/4/2013
Publication Date: 12/30/2013
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Citation: Norrbom, A.L., Sutton, B.D., Steck, G.J., Nolazco, A., Yabar, L.E., Luz, P.B., Quispe Quispe, C., Azorsa, S.F. 2013. New host plant and distribution records for Peruvian Tephritinae (Diptera: Tephritidae). Revista Peruana de Entomologia. 48(2):19-26.

Interpretive Summary: Fruit flies include some of the most important pests of fruits and vegetables, annually causing billions of dollars in losses worldwide. Other species are beneficial as biological control agents of weedy plants. To prevent the spread of the pest species and properly utilize the beneficial species, it is important to know the host plants and distributions of all fruit fly species. This publication provides such information for 17 species from South America. This information will be useful to APHIS-PPQ and other regulatory agencies responsible for quarantines to prevent the spread of pest fruit flies and for detecting new pest introductions into the U.S.

Technical Abstract: Distribution and host plant records (all Asteraceae) are reported for 17 species of Tephritinae: Acinia reticulata (stem galls on Tessaria integrifolia); Dracontomyia footei (Baccharis salicifolia); Ensina hyalipennis (Argentina; flowerheads of Sonchus asper); E. longiceps (flowerheads of Hypochaeris meyeniana); Euaresta reticulata; Lamproxyna nitidula; Neotaracia imox (Peru); Paracantha haywardi (Peru and Jujuy, Argentina; flowerheads of Rhysolepis helianthoides and Viguiera fusiformis); Phacelochaeta quinquefasciata (flowerheads of Paranephelius ovatus); Plaumannimyia scutellata (flowerheads of Baccharis pulchella); Pyrgotoides peruvianus (stem galls on Ageratina pentlandiana); Tomoplagia argentinensis (Peru and Salta, Argentina; flowerheads of Cyrtocymura scorpioides); Trupanea asteroides; T. brevitarsis (flowerheads of Barnadesia pycnophylla); T. hendeli; T. metoeca Hendel (flowerheads of Aristeguietia discolor); T. pentheres; and T. zonata (flowerheads of Werneria nubigena and Perezia multiflora).