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Research Project: Systematics of Flies of Importance in Agroecosystems and the Environment

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: New records of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) primarily from Colombia

item RODRIGUEZ CLAVIJO, P. - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item Norrbom, Allen
item AREVALO, E. - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item BALSEIRO, TEHRAN - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item DIAZ, PATINO - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item PAULA, ANDREA - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item MONTES, JOSE MAURICIO - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item BENITEZ, MARIA CLARA - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item CRUZ, MARIA ISABEL - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item RODRIGUEZ, E. - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item STECK, G. - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item SUTTON, B. - University Of Santa Cruz - Brazil
item QUISBERTH, E. - University Of Santa Cruz - Brazil
item LAGRAVA SANCHEZ, J. - Universidade Estadual De Santa Cruz
item COLQUE, F. - Universidad Católica Boliviana

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/6/2017
Publication Date: 3/7/2018
Citation: Rodriguez Clavijo, P.A., Norrbom, A.L., Arevalo, E., Balseiro, T.F., Diaz, P., Paula, A., Montes, J., Benitez, M., Cruz, M., Rodriguez, E.J., Steck, G.J., Sutton, B.D., Quisberth, E., Lagrava Sanchez, J.J., Colque, F. 2018. New records of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) primarily from Colombia. Zootaxa. 4390(1):1-63.

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 300 species. Knowledge of which species occur in which exotic countries is critical to effectively regulate trade with these countries and prevent the introduction of pest species into the USA. In this paper, new distribution data are provided for 60 species, including the first records from Colombia for 32 species. Additional discriptive informatin is provided for some species and illustrations of at least the wing and female terminalia are provided for most of the Colombian species. The ability to recognize them is essential to regulatory agencies such as APHIS-PPQ to prevent the spread of pest species.

Technical Abstract: New distribution information, primarily from Colombia, is provided for 60 species of Anastrepha, including the first records of 32 species from Colombia: A. acca Norrbom, A. acris Stone, A. amita Zucchi, A. amplidentata Norrbom, A. atrox (Aldrich), A. barbiellinii Lima, A. bezzii Lima, A. canalis Stone, A. cocorae Norrbom & Korytkowski, A. compressa Stone, A. cordata Aldrich, A. crebra Stone, A. cryptostrepha Hendel, A. cryptostrephoides Norrbom & Korytkowski, A. furcata Lima, A. fuscicauda Norrbom & Korytkowski, A. galbina Stone, A. grandicarina Norrbom & Korytkowski, A. hamata (Loew), A. margarita Caraballo, A. minuta Stone, A. nigripalpis Hendel, A. normalis Norrbom, A. pastranai Blanchard, A. pseudanomala Norrbom, A. pulchra Stone, A. similis Greene, A. speciosa Stone, A. tumida Stone, A. urichi Greene, A. willei Korytkowski, and A. zuelaniae Stone. In addition, A. acris is reported from Costa Rica, A. alveata Stone from El Salvador, A. antunesi Lima and A. bahiensis Lima from Bolivia, A. barbiellinii from Trinidad & Tobago, A. bezzii, A. canalis, A. coronilli Carrejo & González, A. cryptostrepha and A. minuta from Bolivia, and A. willei from Argentina and Bolivia. A list of the 82 species of Anastrepha now known to occur in Colombia is provided, as well as illustrations of at least the wing and aculeus tip of 61 of these species.