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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sapote fruit fly, Anastrepha serpentina Diptera: Tephritidae

Biology and Ecology Top of page The eggs, as in many Anastrepha species, are laid below the skin of the host fruit and probably adjacent to the nut, seeds or stone because this species has a long ovipositor. Tephritidae in citrus in Brazil. White and Elson-Harris described the third-instar larvae as follows:.

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any specific chemical control recommendations.


The body is largely dark-orange to dark-brown with yellow markings and the setae are dark-brown. Such plants may be prohibited for importation.

sapodilla fruit fly (Anastrepha serpentina)

Description Top of page For a general description of the genus, see the datasheet on Anastrepha. Life cycle and Biology Back to Top Females may oviposit up to eggs in about one and a anastrephz months. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The influence of adult diet and age on lipid anasfrepha in the tropical fruit fly Anastrepha serpentina Diptera: The mature larva is relatively large for fruit flies, 9—10 mm long and 1.

Katepisternal seta weak, at most as long as postocellar seta, yellowish. Other useful diagnostic characters include: Pest fruit flies of the world.

Prevention Consignments of suitable hosts from countries where the pest occurs should be inspected for symptoms of infestation and those suspected, cut open in order to look for the larvae.

Florida Entomologist, 70 2: Females may oviposit up to eggs in about one and a half months. Description Back to Top Adult: Twenty-five other samples, totaling This report represents a new fruit fly species association related to the host range evolution. As illustrated by StoneAnastrepha anomala Stone has the wing pattern as in Anastrepha serpentinabut has a longer ovipositor and a reduced xerpentina pattern on the pleura and anasttrepha.


Robinson AS, Hooper G, eds. Tephritidaepest of fruit in tropical America.

For a general description of the genus, see the datasheet on Anastrepha. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

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Control; insecticides; insecticidal bait and cover sprays. Within the serpentina group, a similar abdominal pattern serpentona only in Anastrepha pulchraand elsewhere in Anastrephaonly in Anastrepha shannoni of the grandis group and some species of the daciformis group, particularly Anastrepha macrura and Anastrepha zucchiiwhich have much different wing patterns e.

Revista Serpentna de Entomologia, 32 2: Distribution Top of page A. Based on this study and previously published work by us on this topic, we conclude that literature reports indicating that A. Diagnosis Top of page Steck et al. Journal of Economic Entomology, 87 6: Chemical methods for suppression or eradication of fruit fly populations.

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