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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF FLIES OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPORTANCE

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: New species and host plants of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) primarily from Peru and Bolivia

Author
item Norrbom, Allen
item Rodriguez, E. - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item Steck, G. - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item Sutton, B. - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item Nolazco Alvarado - Instituto Nacional De Innovacion Agraria (INIA)

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/25/2015
Publication Date: 11/16/2015
Citation: Norrbom, A.L., Rodriguez, E.J., Steck, G.J., Sutton, B.D., Nolazco Alvarado 2015. New species and host plants of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) primarily from Peru and Bolivia. Zootaxa. 4041:1-94.

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, 28 species from South America are recognized and described for the first time, and 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 pest fruit fly species.

Technical Abstract: Twenty-eight new species of Anastrepha are described and illustrated: A. acca (Bolivia, Peru), A. adami (Peru), A. amplidentata (Bolivia, Peru), A. annonae (Peru), A. breviapex (Peru), A. caballeroi (Peru), A. camba (Bolivia, Peru), A. cicra (Bolivia, Peru), A. disjuncta (Peru), A. durantae (Peru), A. echaratiensis (Peru), A. eminens (Peru), A. ericki (Peru), A. gonzalezi (Bolivia, Peru), A. guevarai (Peru), A. gusi (Peru), A. kimi (Colombia, Peru), A. korytkowskii (Bolivia, Peru), A. latilanceola (Bolivia, Peru), A. melanoptera (Peru), A. mollyae (Bolivia, Peru), A. perezi (Peru), A. psidivora (Peru), A. robynae (Peru), A. rondoniensis (Brazil, Peru), A. tunariensis (Bolivia, Peru), A. villosa (Bolivia), and A. zacharyi (Peru). The following host plant records are reported: A. amplidentata from Spondias mombin L. (Anacardiaceae); A. caballeroi from Quararibea malacocalyx A. Robyns & S. Nilsson (Malvaceae); A. annonae from Annona mucosa Jacq. and Annona sp. (Annonaceae); A. durantae from Duranta peruviana Moldenke (Verbenaceae); and A. psidivora (Peru) from Psidium guajava L. (Myrtaceae).