Anastrepha species their host plants and parasitoids



(papers with recent records included in this database)

Raga, A.; Souza Filho, M.F.; Machado, R.A.; Sato, M.E.; Siloto, R.D. 2013. Host ranges and infestation indices of fruit flies (Tephritidae) and lance flies (Lonchaeidae) in São Paulo state, Brazil. Fla. Entomol. 94(4):787-794.

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



Roberto Antonio Zucchi

Department of Entomology and Acarology
ESALQ - University of São Paulo
13419-100 - Piracicaba-SP Brazil
Fone: + 55 19 34294199


Regina C. B. Moraes

Web Designer
Department of Entomology and Acarology
ESALQ - University of São Paulo