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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Malathion is the usual choice of insecticide for fruit fly control and this is usually combined with protein hydrolysate to form a bait spray Roessler, ; practical details are given by Bateman Plants of host species transported with roots from countries where A.

Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)

Pheromone based trapping systems have also been developed Landolt and Heath, Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. Hot-water immersion quarantine treatment for guavas infested with Caribbean fruit fly Diptera: Methods for identification of Anastrepha larvae Diptera: World Crop Pests, 3 B.

Pictorial key to fruit fly larvae of the family Tephritidae.

The third-instar larvae are very similar to those of A. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. It is a near relative of the Mexican fruit flyAnastrepha ludens Loewand is one of several species of fruit flies which are indigenous to the West Indies and the larvae of which attack several kinds of tropical and subtropical fruits.

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Tephritidaethe Caribbean fruit fly, is indigenous to Florida and the Greater Antilles where it causes economic losses in fruit crops, including citrus. Development times are prolonged in cool weather. The Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa Loewhas also been called the Greater Antilliean fruit fly, the guava fruit fly and the Caribfly. Nonetheless, these specimens did not result in a configuration of the cephalo-pharyngeal skeleton exactly as published in illustrations of Phillips and Pruitt Bait sprays work on the principle that both male and female tephritids are strongly attracted to a protein source from which ammonia emanates.


Glans with basolateral membranous lobe, mostly membranous medially, with isolated, T-shaped apical sclerite.

Creeping welts on A1-A8 large, with rows of small, stout spinules. Title Line artwork of aculeus. Traps were used to obtain an indication of the progress of eradication. Sincehowever, a new introduction of the pest into Florida has continued to spread and it now occurs in most of southern peninsular Florida, commonly north to Citrus and Volusia counties, with isolated records north to Jacksonville Ibrahim, Pest-free areas can be established for A.

Four days afterward, adults of Anastrepha suspensa were collected at this site. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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

Ecology; movements of tephritid fruit flies. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. 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.


Eggs are laid singly and hatch in about two to three days; the larval feeding period occupies 10 to 14 days, and pupation about the same. Insecta Summary of Invasiveness A.

Methyl bromide fumigation quarantine treatment for carambolas infested with Caribbean fruit fly Diptera: Anastrepha suspensa Loew Diptera: Distribution Top of page A. Although this classical biological control technique is effective in reducing Caribbean fruit fly populations, it is not an eradication technique.

These tiny wasps attack fruit flies by laying eggs in the fly larvae. Field evaluation of attractants in the capture of Anastrepha spp. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using.

An expanded detection system of trapping eventually showed both A. Guava subsequently proved to be the preferred host of A. In contrast, a strain found in Puerto Rico occurs there in large numbers and attacks a number of tropical and subtropical fruits, including citrus.

The adults occur throughout the year and have no winter diapause. The names Anastrepha unipuncta and Anastrepha longimacula are recognized as synonyms.