Anastrepha species their host plants and parasitoids



(papers with recent records included in this database)

Deus, E.G., Pinheiro, L.S., Lima, C.R., Sousa, M.S.M., Guimarães, J.A., Strikis, P.C., Adaime, R. 2013. Widl hosts of frugivorous dipterans (Tephritidae and Lonchaeidae) and associated parasitoids in the Brazilian Amazon. Fla. Entomol. 96(4):1621-1625.

Savaris, M., Lampert, S., Massaro Jr., Adaime, R., Souza Filho, M.F. 2013. First record of Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera, Tephritidae) on Arecaceae in Brazil. Fla. Entom. 96(4):1597-1599.

Marsaro Jr., A.L., Adaime, R., Souza-Filho, M.F., Lima, C.R., Trassato, L.C. 2013. Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) from two municipalities of the state of Roraima, Brazil, with three new records. Revista de Agricultura 88(1):41-42.

Taira, T.L., Abot, A.R., Nicácio, Uchôa, M.A., Rodrigues, S.A., Guimarães, J.A. 2013. Fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) and their parasitoids on cultivated and wild hosts in the cerrado-pantanal ecotone in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil. Rev. Bras. Ent. 57(3):300-308.

Canal, N A ; Uramoto, K ; Zucchi, R A . 2013. Two New Species of Anastrepha Schiner (Diptera, Tephritidae) Closely Related to Anastrepha pickeli Lima. Neotropical Entomology (Impresso), v. 42, p. 52-57, 2013.

Dutra, V.S., Ronchi-Teles, B., Garcia, M.V.B., Adaime, R. & Silva, J.S. 2013. Native Hosts and Parasitoids Associated with Anastrepha fractur and Other Anastrepha Species (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Brazilian Amazon. Florida Entomologist 96(1):270-273.


Citing this publication

    ZUCCHI, R.A. 2008. Fruit flies in Brazil - Anastrepha species their host plants and parasitoids. Available in:, updated on July 24, 2014. Accessed on....

Some Statistical Data (July 2014)

Anastrepha species recorded: 115
Species with hosts known: 59
Species with only one host known: 28
Species with more host associated: A. fraterculus (109) and A. obliqua (47)

Number host families with Anastrepha: 45
Number of host species of Anastrepha: 265
Number of Anastrepha species / host families:
    19 / Sapotaceae
    16 / Myrtaceae
    11 / Anacardiaceae
    09 / Passifloraceae



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