Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: New species and distribution records of Alujamyia Norrbom and Molynocoelia Giglio-Tos (Diptera; Tephritidae)
|STECK, G. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|RODRIGUEZ, E. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|SUTTON, B. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|NOLAZCO, ALVARADO, NORMA - Instituto Nacional De Innovacion Agraria (INIA)|
|KEIL, CLIFFORD - Pontifical Catholic University Of Ecuador|
|PADILLA, ANABEL - Pontifical Catholic University Of Ecuador|
|RODRIGUEZ, CLAVIJO P. - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario|
Submitted to: Israel Journal of Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/30/2019
Publication Date: 8/1/2019
Citation: Norrbom, A.L., Steck, G.J., Rodriguez, E.J., Sutton, B.D., Nolazco, A., Keil, C.B., Padilla, A., Rodriguez, C.A. 2019. New species and distribution records of Alujamyia Norrbom and Molynocoelia Giglio-Tos (Diptera; Tephritidae). Israel Journal of Entomology. Israel Journal of Entomology (49):73-86.
Interpretive Summary: Fruit flies include some of the most important pests of fruits and vegetables, causing billions of dollars in losses worldwide. The majority of the pest species are exotic to the U.S., but their introduction threatens U.S. agriculture. They also severely limit the international markets for the fruit products of many U.S. trading partners. To prevent the introduction of the Mexican fruit fly, the papaya fruit fly, the South American fruit fly, and other pest species, taxonomic tools are needed to identify them and related flies that might be mistaken for them. This paper provides such tools (description, illustrations) for two previously unknown species as well as new distribution data for four additional species all of which are closely related to the aforementioned pests. It 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 United States
Technical Abstract: Alujamyia octopuncta Norrbom, a new species from Costa Rica, and Molynocoelia carmenae Norrbom, a new species from Amazonian Ecuador (Orellana) and Peru (Cusco), are described and illustrated. New distribution records are reported for Alujamyia bella Norrbom (Costa Rica) and Molynocoelia erwini Norrbom (Peru: Madre de Dios), M. lutea Giglio-Tos (Colombia: Antioquia, Caldas, and Cundinamarca), and M. plumosa Norrbom (Peru: Loreto).