Fruit Fly, Anastrepha edentata Stone (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae)
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Weems, Jr., Howard V. 2004. “Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Edentata Stone (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae): EENY-264/IN543, 1/2002”. EDIS 2004 (16). Gainesville, FL.


Anastrepha edentata Stone has been collected in the Florida keys in every month of the year, but its host plants still are unknown. It is one of six species of fruit flies of the genus Anastrepha which occur in Florida or which have been established in Florida at some time. According to Division of Plant Industry records, it has not been found in Florida since 1936. There is a possibility that this species has not survived in Florida. It is not considered to be of economic importance anywhere within its range. This document is EENY-264 (originally published as DPI Entomology Circular 76), one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and
Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: January 2002.
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State Plant Board of Florida Eleventh Biennial Report for the period July 1, 1934-June 30, 1936. Jan. 1937. p. 20-21. Anastrepha sp. "F," Brown.

Stone A. 1942. The fruit flies of the genus Anastrepha. U.S. Department of Agriculture Miscellaneous Publication No. 439, Washington, D.C. 112 p.

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