A revision of the <I>striatella</I> species group of the genus <I>Rhagoletis</I> (Diptera: Tephritidae)

  • Vicente Hernandez-Ortiz
  • Daniel Frias L.


A taxonomic revision of species of the striatella group, including descriptions of three new species from Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica is presented. To date we recognize 6 species in this group: Rhagoletis striatella, R. jamaicensis, R. macquartii, R. triangularis n. sp., R. nicaraguensis n. sp., and R. solanophaga n. sp. Information and records about their distribution, known host plants, and morphological relationships among the species are discussed. A key to the species within the group is presented.