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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF FLIES OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPORTANCE

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Catalogue of Tephritidae of Colombia

Author
item Savaris, M. - Universidade Federal Do Parana
item Marinoni, L. - Universidade Federal Do Parana
item Norrbom, Allen

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/20/2015
Publication Date: 6/14/2016
Citation: Savaris, M., Marinoni, L., Norrbom, A.L. 2016. Catalogue of Tephritidae of Colombia. Zootaxa. 4122:596-621.

Interpretive Summary: The family of true fruit flies includes numerous major agricultural pests throughout the world. To devise effective regulations for trade and prevent the introduction of pests to the United States, it is critical for regulatory agencies such as APHIS to have good knowledge of the distributions and host plants of all fruit flies throughout the world. This catalog contributes such information, listing the species that have been reported to occur in Colombia. This information will also be valuable to other scientists studying the ecology, biology or biogeography of these flies.

Technical Abstract: The present Catalogue includes 93 species and 23 genera of Tephritidae that have been recorded in Colombia. Four subfamilies (Blepharoneurinae, Dacinae, Trypetinae and Tephritinae), and eight tribes (Acrotaeniini, Carpomyini, Dacini, Eutretini, Myopitini, Noeetini, Tephritini, and Toxotrypanini) are represented in the Colombian territory. The species Toxotrypana littoralis and Tomoplagia pleuralis are new records for the country.