Description of Anastrepha suspensa (Loew), generated from a DELTA database. ABSTRACT. Field trials were conducted in south Florida to compare capture of wild Caribbean fruit flies, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew), and sterile male. J Econ Entomol. Dec;(6) Genetic variation of Anastrepha suspensa (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Florida and the Caribbean using microsatellite .

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Symptoms Top of page Attacked fruit can show signs of oviposition punctures, but these, or any other symptoms of damage, are often difficult to detect in the early stages of infestation.

Cephalo-pharyngeal skeleton with relatively large mouth hook length 2 X width with hypostome of nearly equal width; dorsal bridge enlarged; pharyngeal plate longer than supsensa wing plate and with a long pharyngeal support. Temperature treatments specifically cited against A.

Fruit Flies of Economic Significance. Journal of Economic Entomology Age-Related Response of Anastrepha suspensa Diptera: Characters of the larvae and pupae of certain fruit flies. It is native to the Greater Antilles and possibly the Bahamas, and is an introd Nearly hosts have been recorded for Caribbean fruit fly to date, including several Citrus species. Anal lobes of A. For details of the use of traps for this species see Detection and Inspection.

Caribbean fruit fly (Anastrepha suspensa)

Inundative releases of the braconid Biosteres longicaudatus are being considered. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page A. Two additional larvae were collected from hog plums on 12 November, and five pupae were obtained on 12 and 14 November by sifting soil. If certification if based on negative trapping in standard season December end of harvest seasonthe area must be at least acres and located three miles from residential or other areas containing preferred hosts.


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The larvae of Anastrepha are extremely difficult to identify and specialist help should be sought to confirm critical identifications. A8, area around spiracles protuberant with large intermediate areas.

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Bait sprays work on the principle that both male and anaastrepha tephritids are strongly attracted to a protein source from which ammonia emanates. First, areas must be maintained under certain sanitary conditions, including the removal of preferred hosts from in and around the designated area.

Florida Entomologist, 76 2: The biology and identification of trypetid larvae Diptera: Insect Management Guide for fruit Biological Control Back to Top A solitary, endoparasitic braconid wasp, Diachasmimorpha longicaudata Ashmeadparasitizes larvae of the Caribbean fruit fly and trapping data has indicated a 40 percent reduction in Caribbean fruit fly populations.

Ssuspensaand key to 13 species. The current combination was proposed by Schiner in Journal of Economic Entomology, 77 1: This species is also a pest of loquat [ Eriobotrya japonica ], kumquat [ Fortunella crassifolia ], sapodilla [ Manilkara zapota ] and occasionally infests a variety of other fruits.

Introduced parasites and predators of arthropod pests and weeds: Another biological control method involves the release of large numbers of laboratory-reared sterile flies. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


Yes Containers and packaging – wood Of fruit cargo. The main characteristics, however, of each species appear to be constant and allow relatively easy identification. Berryhill at San Juan, Puerto Rico, in Augustwhich is the result of the crossing of the two species.

Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)

In no case was orange, grapefruit, or mango attacked. We genotyped A. Pheromone based trapping systems have also been developed Landolt and Heath, Pictures Top of page Picture Title Caption Copyright Title Line artwork of adult female Caption Adult female with aculeus tip and large ‘teeth’ in basal area of reversible membrane showing.

Response of Caribbean fruit fly Diptera: Florida Entomologist, 70 2: Methods for identification of Anastrepha larvae Diptera: Hot-air quarantine treatment for carambolas infested with Caribbean fruit fly Diptera: Notes on Natural Enemies Top of page The pteromalid Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae was released with several other species of parasitoid in Puerto Rico in Clausen,but only P.

These tiny wasps attack fruit flies by euspensa eggs in the fly larvae. European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 32 2: Molasses and torula yeast.