Abstract. Anastrepha serpentina (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is one of the least studied of the pestiferous Neotropical tephritid flies despite its propensity. Semiochemicals of Anastrepha serpentina, the Sapote fruit fly Subfamily: Trypetinae. Genus: Anastrepha. Tribe: Toxotrypanini. Author: Wiedemann. Anastrepha ludens and Anastrepha serpentina (Diptera: Tephritidae) do not infest Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae), but Anastrepha obliqua occasionally shares .

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Confirming previous reports, Anastrepha fraterculus Wiedemann and Anastrepha striata Schiner were found heavily infesting guavas in Veracruz.

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Effect of insecticidal atmospheres on the mortality of fruit flies in mango. Host plant database for Anastrepha and Toxotrypana Diptera: Life cycle and Biology Back to Top Females may oviposit up to eggs in about one and a half months.

Females may oviposit up to eggs in about one and a half months. A list of the reported host plants of the species of Anastrepha Diptera: Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 33 2: Anastrepha serpentina Sapote fruit fly; Black fruit fly. Mango [ Mangifera indica ], several species anastrepya Citrusapple [ Malus domestica ], peach [ Prunus persica ] and quince [ Cydonia oblonga ] have been recorded as hosts.

This finding has important practical implications for management of A. For a general description of the genus, see the datasheet on Anastrepha. Two males and one female of A. Diagnosis Top of page Steck et al. Stone, a ; Caraballo, ; Steck et al. Katepisternum usually orange anteriorly and ventrally, brown posteriorly. This species was first described as Dacus serpentinus by Wiedemann It belongs to the serpentina-group which contains two of the most economically important Anastrepha pest taxa: The body is largely dark-orange to dark-brown with yellow markings and the setae are dark-brown.


We recovered two fruit in the mango-growing locality of la Vibora, Tlalixcoyan, that harbored larvae of A. Such plants may be prohibited for importation. Low divergence clades may be apparent and used in conjunction with other information about the specimen may still be sufficient to make a confident identification.

Occurrence of fruit flies of the genera Anastrepha and Ceratitis Diptera: It has been intercepted and trapped in the USA Florida, California and other countries outside its range indicating its potential for spread via infested fruits.

Contribucion al reconocimiento de las moscas de las frutas Diptera: All specimens sampled were identified by Wilson Rodrigues da Silva and confirmed by Dr. Dacus serpentinusAcrotoxa serpentinusUrophora vittithorax. Warm temperate climate with dry winter Warm average temp.

Status of Anastrepha serpentina Wiedemann in the United States. Detection and Inspection Top of page No male lures have yet been identified for Anastrepha spp.

For Anastrepha ludensfor example, the fruits may also be treated in transit by cold treatment e. Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira, Handbook of the Fruit Flies Diptera: Biological Control Biological control methods involving parasitoids or sterile insect release have not been tried against A. Frons occasionally orange serpetnina pale red-brown anteromedially.


The proximal arm is slender and entirely separated from the S band. Dorsal and intermediate tubercles and sensilla very obvious, ventral sensilla smaller.

There is evidence that the adults of Anastrepha spp. However, work preparatory to sterile insect release has been carried out Liedo and Carey, ; Jacome et al. Subscutellum and mediotergite red-brown to dark-brown, sometimes narrowly orange medially.

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Field evaluation of attractants in serpentiina trapping of Anastrepha spp. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 92 2: Systematic Database of Names. Fruits so ripened, however, are inferior to tree-ripened fruits. Chemical Control Insecticidal protection is possible by using a cover spray or a bait spray. Anastrepha ornata Aldrich has the costal and V bands separated, and Anastrepha pulchra Stone has a large anastrehpa spot in the disk of the wing.

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A preliminary list of the fruit flies of the genus Anastrrepha Diptera: These three municipalities are around km far from one another, forming a triangle. Description Back to Top Adult: Acta Zoologica Mexicana, No.

Studies on the fauna of Curacao and other Caribbean islands, No. The current combination was proposed by Schiner in Insecta Summary of Invasiveness A. Chemical methods for suppression or eradication of fruit segpentina populations.

Tephritidae in Costa Rica.

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