South American Fruit Fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae)
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Weems, Jr., Howard V. 2004. “South American Fruit Fly, Anastrepha Fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae): EENY-266/IN545, 1/2002”. EDIS 2004 (16). Gainesville, FL.


Anastrepha fraterculus was described in the genus Dacus by Wiedemann (1830), based on specimens from Brazil. This species is of great economic importance because of the wide variety of plants which it attacks and its extensive distribution. In most of South America it probably is the most important species of Anastrepha. This document is EENY-266 (originally published as DPI Entomology Circular 217), 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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