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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: The Bolivian fauna of the genus Anastrepha Schiner (Diptera: Tephritidae)

item QUISBERTH, E. - University Of Santa Cruz - Brazil
item Norrbom, Allen
item MARINONI, LUCIANE - Universidade Federal Do Parana
item SUTTON, B.D. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item STECK, G.J. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item LAGRAVA, SANCHEZ J. - University Of Santa Cruz - Brazil
item COLQUE, F. - University Of Santa Cruz - Brazil

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/22/2020
Publication Date: 2/4/2021
Citation: Quisberth, E., Norrbom, A.L., Marinoni, L., Sutton, B., Steck, G., Lagrava, S.J., Colque, F. 2021. The Bolivian fauna of the genus Anastrepha Schiner (Diptera: Tephritidae). Zootaxa. 4926:43–64.

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 and host data are provided for 33 species from Bolivia. This information is useful to APHIS-PPQ and other regulatory agencies responsible for preventing the spread of pest species.

Technical Abstract: The general aim of this study is to contribute to and summarize knowledge of the Bolivian fauna of the genus Anastrepha Schiner (Tephritidae) which includes species of both ecological and economic importance. In addition to compiling data from the literature, we report the results of fruit fly sampling using McPhail or multilure traps in the Tropic of Cochabamba region and at the private natural reserve of Potrerillo del Guendá in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, as well as records from various other sites based on specimens in museum collections. Fifty-seven named species and three unnamed species of Anastrepha are recorded from Bolivia. Distribution maps for all of these species are provided. Numerous new department records are reported as well as the first records for Bolivia of A. castanea Norrbom, A. dissimilis Stone, A. elegans Blanchard, A. haywardi Blanchard, A. macrura Hendel, A. montei Lima, A. punctata Hendel, and A. rosilloi Blanchard. Pacouria boliviensis (Markgr.) A. Chev. (Apocynaceae) is reported as a host plant of A. woodleyi Norrbom & Korytkowski and Myrciaria floribunda (H. West ex Willd.) Berg (Myrtaceae) and Pouteria glomerata (Miq.) Radlk. (Sapotaceae) as host plants of A. fraterculus. This distribution and host information will be useful to monitor and manage species that damage fruit crops in Bolivia.