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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There is also a risk from the transport of puparia in soil or packaging with plants that have already fruited. Received 21 December and accepted 18 April National exotic fruit fly detection trapping guidelines.

Florida Entomologist, 71 2: Description Back to Top Adult: Leg color varies from pale yellow to brownish yellow, or brown on one side and pale yellow on the other. Robinson AS, Anzstrepha G, eds.

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Fruit flies of economic significance: Insecticidal protection is possible by using a cover spray or a bait spray. Wing bands are predominantly dark brown, and the costal and S bands are rather broadly coalescent.


A preliminary list of the fruit flies of the genus Anastrepha Diptera: Females have been observed serrpentina continue oviposition over periods extending from 21 to 29 weeks under laboratory conditions. Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Neotropical Entomology, 40 6: However, no specimens of A. Florida Entomologist, 70 2: If Anastrepha serpentina were introduced into southern Florida, it could possibly become a serious pest of the tropical fruits grown there.

The following description is taken from Norrbom Ethylene dibromide was previously widely used as a fumigant, but is now generally withdrawn because of its carcinogenicity.

sapote fruit fly – Anastrepha serpentina

Does not cut HhaI: In international trade, the major means of dispersal to previously uninfested areas is via the transport of fruit serpenttina live larvae.

Diptera, Tephritidaepests of fruit trees in tropical America. Their Identification and Bionomics. The key by Steck et al.

sapodilla fruit fly (Anastrepha serpentina)

Mass rearing of Anastrepha Diptera: Anastrepha serpentinathe type of the genus, is one of a group of four species that differ noticeably in color pattern from other species in the genus. The fruitfly Anastrepha serpentina in Curacao.

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A revision of the Anastrepha serpentina species group Diptera: Contribucion al reconocimiento de las moscas de las frutas Diptera: The sapote fruit fly, Anastrepha serpentina Wiedemannsometimes called the serpentine fruit fly, is intercepted frequently in United States ports of entry in various hosts from several countries. Handbook of the Fruit Flies Diptera: Warm temperate climate with dry winter Warm average temp.

Biological control methods involving parasitoids or sterile insect release have not been tried against A.

Malavasi Zucchi, ; Lemos et al. The reported field hosts include 45 species belonging to 28 genera and 17 families, although some plants that have been recorded only once may be rare or incidental hosts Norrbom,