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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) from Paraguayr

item RODRIGUEZ, CLAVIJO, P.A. - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item MIRET, LUZ MARIA - Non ARS Employee
item Norrbom, Allen
item GARAY, LIZ CAROLINA - Non ARS Employee
item CORONEL, BLANCA - Non ARS Employee
item AREVALO, E. - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2020
Publication Date: 7/6/2020
Citation: Rodriguez, C., Miret, L., Norrbom, A.L., Garay, L., Coronel, B.E., Arevalo, E. 2020. New records of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Paraguayr. Zootaxa. 4809(1):141-156.

Interpretive Summary: Fruit flies include numerous pests of commercial fruits and vegetables worldwide. The majority are exotic and are threats to U. S. agriculture. To prevent the entry of these pests, knowledge of their distribution and host plants is critical. This paper presents new distribution information for 19 species occuring in Paraguay and summarizes what is known about the distribution of the most important group of fruit flies in the country. This information will be useful to APHIS-PPQ and other regulatory agencies and to scientists studying these fruit flies.

Technical Abstract: This work presents new distribution records in Paraguay for 19 fruit fly species of the genus Anastrepha Schiner, including four new records for the country: A. alveatoides Blanchard, A. australis (Blanchard), A. obliqua (Macquart) and A. pastranai Blanchard. Additionally, an updated list of the 26 Anastrepha species present in Paraguay is provided, as well as illustrations (wings, aculeus tips) of the majority of species.