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Mexican fruit fly

Scientific Name
Anastrepha ludens
Scientific Author
(Loew)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae)

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Mostly yellowish-brown in colour; A. ludens, is typical in appearance to other members of the genus Anastrepha, but notable for the female's long ovipositor and sheath relative to its body size -the ovipositor is 3.35-4.7 mm long; wing band colour pale yellow, width of S-band narrow apically, not extending to medial vein, and colour of thoracic setae uniformly pale.

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http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/fruit/tropical/mexicanfruitfly.htm

Accessed 15 July 2005

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
15/07/2005 05:04 AEST
Last Updated
31/08/2012 11:11 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens) Updated on 8/31/2012 11:11:14 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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