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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: New species and new records of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Colombia

item RODRIGUEZ CLAVIJO, P - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario
item Norrbom, Allen

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2021
Publication Date: 7/19/2021
Citation: Rodriguez Clavijo, P.A., Norrbom, A.L. 2021. New species and new records of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Colombia. Zootaxa. 5004:107-130.

Interpretive Summary: The family of true fruit flies includes approximately 5000 species, dozens of which are agriculturally important, either as pests of commercial and subsistence fruit crops or as biological control agents of weedy plants. The largest and most economically important group in the American tropics and subtropics includes over 300 species, including important pests of crops such as mango, citrus, guava and many others. This paper provides identification tools (descriptions, illustrations) for four previously unknown species from Colombia as well as new distribution records for six other species. This information will be useful to APHIS-PPQ and other regulatory agencies responsible for management of pest fruit flies.

Technical Abstract: Four new species of Anastrepha are described and illustrated: A. arevaloi Rodriguez & Norrbom, A. cheslavoi Rodriguez & Norrbom, A. coronis Rodriguez & Norrbom, and A. pseudacris Rodriguez & Norrbom. Additionally, A. buscki Stone, A. concava Greene, A. lutea Stone and A. zacharyi Norrbom are reported from Colombia for the first time, the occurrence of A. spatulata Stone in the country is confirmed and new distribution records of A. flavipennis Grenne and A. littoralis (Blanchard) are reported.