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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF FLIES OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPORTANCE

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Redescription of three species of Anastrepha (Diptera, Tephritidae) rediscovered in Brazil with the establishment of a new synonym

Author
item Uramoto, K. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item Zucchi, R. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item Norrbom, Allen

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/17/2014
Publication Date: 1/20/2015
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/61123
Citation: Uramoto, K., Zucchi, R.A., Norrbom, A.L. 2015. Redescription of three species of Anastrepha (Diptera, Tephritidae) rediscovered in Brazil with the establishment of a new synonym. Zootaxa. 3911:411-423.

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 250 species. Precise taxonomic data are necessary to recognize the pest species in this group. In this paper, three species from Brazil are redescribed in more detail, and additional data on their morphological variation and geographic distribution are provided. New 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: The descriptions of Anastrepha matertela Zucchi and A. tenella Zucchi were based exclusively on the holotypes (female). Based on additional specimens collected in Brazil since their original descriptions, both species are redescribed and illustrated. A lectotype is designated for Anastrepha bivittata (Macquart, 1843), which also is redescribed and considered to be the senior synonym of A. fumipennis Lima, 1934.