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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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Insecta Summary of Invasiveness A. The susceptibility of some fruits to attack may also be reduced by the use of plant growth regulators gibberellic acid Greany et al.

Florida Entomologist, 76 4: First, areas must be maintained under certain sanitary conditions, including the removal of preferred hosts from in and around the designated area. This species is also a pest of loquat [ Eriobotrya japonica ], kumquat [ Fortunella crassifolia ], sapodilla [ Manilkara zapota ] and occasionally infests a variety of anastrepja fruits.

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Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Field evaluation of attractants in the trapping of Anastrepha spp.

Caribbean fruit fly (Anastrepha suspensa) – UF/IFAS Pest Alert

Intensive trapping and fruit cutting during the next several weeks indicated an alarming buildup of what appeared to be a localized population of A. Such plants may indeed be prohibited importation. 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.


International Atomic Energy Agency, 47 pp. Taxonomy and zoogeography; the taxonomy and zoogeography of the genus Anastrepha Diptera: Posterior spiracles elongated ca. Dorsal spinules absent from A1-A8. Prevention and Control Top of page Regulatory Control. Sutton, Division of Plant Industry. Photograph by Division of Plant Industry. Consignments of fruits of Citrus, Fortunella, Malus, Mangifera indica mangoPrunus domestica plumPrunus persica peach and Psidium guajava guava from countries where A.

Meanwhile, investigations were conducted to determine what hosts might be attacked under caged conditions, as well as under field conditions, to determine the results of the crossing of several species of Anastrepha under laboratory conditions, to work out the life histories of the species found to occur in the Florida Keys, and to develop control and eradication techniques.

For most regions, the fruits most liable to carry A.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Biological Control Possibilities for the biological control of A.

McPhail traps are usually used for the capture of Anastrepha spp. Caribbean fruit fly Diptera: Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. The adults occur amastrepha the year and have no winter diapause. Risk of Introduction Top of page A. Antenna not extended to ventral facial margin. Yeast autolysate bait sprays for control of Queensland fruit fly on passionfruit in Queensland. In particular, for positive identification it is essential to dissect the aculeus the distal, piercing part of the ovipositor that is normally retracted into the oviscape of a female specimen.

Caribbean fruit fly (Anastrepha suspensa)

Sign In or Create an Account. Detection and Inspection Top of page No male lures have yet been identified for Anastrepha spp.

There are several methods available for certification under bait-spray provisions: Absence of natural anastrepna of Caribbean fruit fly Diptera: Anastrepha Trypetydae [sic], Diptera fruit anastrdpha in Puerto Rico.


A distinct scutoscutellar spot is always present in Florida specimens, whereas A. The third-instar larvae are very similar to those of A. Eugenia unifloraSurinam, Brazilian or Cayenne cherry Prunus persicapeach Psidium guajavacommon guava Syzygium jambosroseapple Terminalia catappatropical almond Field hosts in Florida before In international trade, the major means of dispersal to previously uninfested areas is the transport of fruits containing live larvae.

Mexican fruit flyAnastrepha ludens Loewand Caribbean fruit fly larvae last instars may be separated as follows:. Posterior spriacles left group of A. 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.

Anterior spiracles slightly asymmetrical, with a median depression; 12 to 13 tubules present. Anterior buccal carinae normally 8. White and Elson-Harris described the third-instar larva as follows: The females can be distinguished from those of A. The main characteristics, however, of each species appear to be constant and allow relatively easy identification.

Mexican fruit flyAnastrepha ludens Loewand Caribbean fruit fly larvae last instars may be separated as follows: Robinson AS, Hooper G, eds. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The life cycle includes the egg, three larval stages, pupa and adult. Description Top of page For a general description of the genus, see the datasheet on Anastrepha. World Crop Pests, 3 B.