Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A new species of Anastrephoides Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Colombia, the first record of the subtribe Trypetina from South America
|RODRIGUEZ CLAVIJO, P. - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario|
Submitted to: Israel Journal of Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/5/2019
Publication Date: 9/2/2019
Citation: Norrbom, A.L., Rodriguez Clavijo, P.A. 2019. A new species of Anastrephoides Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Colombia, the first record of the subtribe Trypetina from South America. Israel Journal of Entomology. 49:161-167.
Interpretive Summary: Numerous species of fruit flies are pests of fruits and vegetables worldwide. The majority of the pest species are exotic, and to prevent their introduction into the USA, taxonomic knowledge of the distributions, host plants and diagnostic characters of all of the pest species as well as related species that might be mistaken for them is needed. This paper describes a new species of fruit fly from a group that includes pests of celery, parsnip and sunflowers. A desciption and illustrations are provided that distinguish it from these pest species. This information is useful to APHIS-PPQ and other regulatory agencies responsible for limiting the spread of pest fruit flies.
Technical Abstract: Anastrephoides colombiana Norrbom & Rodriguez, a new species of fruit fly from Colombia, is described and illustrated. It represents the first record of the genus Anastrephoides Hendel from the New World and the first species of the subtribe Trypetina from South America.