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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Tephritidae, In: Catalog of the Diptera of Morocco. An annotated checklist, distribution and bibliography

item KETTANI, KAWTAR - Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi
item Norrbom, Allen

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/4/2021
Publication Date: 4/12/2022
Citation: Kettani, K., Norrbom, A.L. 2022. Tephritidae, In: Catalog of the Diptera of Morocco. An annotated checklist, distribution and bibliography. Zootaxa. 1094:260-269.

Interpretive Summary: Fruit flies include some of the most important pests of fruits and vegetables worldwide. The majority of the pest species are exotic and are threats to American agriculture. To prevent their introduction to the U.S., knowledge of the taxomomy, distribution, and biology of all fruit flies is critical. This catalog contributes such information, documenting the species that have been reported to occur in Morocco. 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 of all fruit flies throughout the world. It also will be useful to scientists studying the ecology, biology or biogeography of these flies.

Technical Abstract: The faunistic knowledge of the Diptera of Morocco recorded from 1787 to 2019 is summarized and updated providing the first catalogue of the Moroccan species. In this chapter the species of fruit flies (Tephritidae) known from the country are listed. Distribution records within Morocco are listed as available for each species, and references that reported each species for the country are cited.