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Bionomics and Management of Anastrepha
- M. Aluja
Flies of the genus Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) are among the world's most devastating agricultural pests. At the same time, they display remark able ecological and behavioral characteristics,…
Hymenopteran Parasitoids on Fruit-infesting Tephritidae (Diptera) in Latin America and the Southern United States: Diversity, Distribution, Taxonomic Status and their use in Fruit Fly Biological…
The most pressing needs related to fruit fly biological control in areas of the Neotropics where fruit fly populations severely restrict the development of commercial fruit growing are discussed.
Hymenopterous Larval–Pupal and Pupal Parasitoids of Anastrepha Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Mexico
The surveyed wild and cultivated plant species in search of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids during 4 years (1993‐1996) in the state of Veracruz, Mexico found 15 species infested by Anastrepha larvae, and identified 10 native and exotic larval‐pupal parasitoid species.
Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) host status determination: critical conceptual, methodological, and regulatory considerations.
It is proposed that the underlying complexity determining host plant utilization by fruit flies requires a flexible systems approach capable of realistically dealing with fly/host/environment/geographic variability on a case-by-case basis.
Allopatric genetic origins for sympatric host-plant shifts and race formation in Rhagoletis
- J. Feder, S. Berlocher, M. Aluja
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 19 August 2003
Evidence is reported suggesting a surprising source of genetic variation contributing to sympatric host shifts forephritid fruit flies belonging to the Rhagoletis pomonella sibling species complex, which originated in a different time and place than the proximate ecological host shifts triggering sympatrics divergence.
Behavior of flies in the genus anastrepha (trypetinae: Toxotrypanini)
Seasonal Population Fluctuations and Ecological Implications for Management of Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Commercial Mango Orchards in Southern Mexico
A large scale and long-term study on seasonal population fluctuationsof Anastrepha fruit flies in commercial mango orchards in the Soconusco Region, Chiapas, Mexico finds significant differences in terms of total numbers of flies captured per orchard and Anastsrepha species diversity in each orchard.
Functional Response and Superparasitism by Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a Parasitoid of Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)
The functional response and the effect of superparasitism of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata in larvae of Anastrepha ludens (Loew) was determined under laboratory conditions and the detrimental effects that have been attributed to superParasitism in solitary endoparasitoids are discussed.
The distributions of parasitoids (Hymenoptera) of Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) along an altitudinal gradient in Veracruz, Mexico
The effect of an expanding agricultural frontier on parasitoid abundance is discussed and the findings related to the design of a fruit fly biological control program that tailors mass releases to parasitoids climate preferences are related.
Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Parasitoids of Mexican Anastrepha Species (Diptera: Tephritidae) within the Canopies of Fruit Trees
In Veracruz State, Mexico, the temporal and spatial distributions of 5 species of parasitic Hymenoptera attacking larvae of 5 Anastrepha species in 7 species of fruit tree canopies were examined to guide biological control efforts.