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South American cucurbit fruit fly

Scientific Name
Anastrepha grandis
Scientific Author
(Macquart, 1846)
(Diptera: Tephritidae: Trypetinae: Toxotrypanini)
Exotic species - absent from Australia

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Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Rather large, yellow-brown, with yellow and dark-brown markings. Mesonotum 3.3 to 4.0 mm long, yellow-brown, with humerus, median stripe widening to include acrostichal bristles but not reaching scutellum, lateral stripes from just before transverse suture to side of scutellum, stripe below notopleuron, metapleuron, and scutellum except extreme base yellow; a sublateral stripe from level of humeral bristle to scutellum, broken at transverse suture, a band along scutoscutellar suture, intensified medially, and a spot on pteropleuron dark brown; metanotum blackened laterally. Macrochaetae dark brown; pile yellowish brown. No sternopleural bristle. Wing 9.0 to 10.5 mm long, the bands yellow brown, rather diffuse; costal and S bands broadly connected, and no distinct hyaline spot anterior to vein R4 + 5; distal arm of V band absent, the proximal arm not joining S band.

Female terminalia: Ovipositor sheath 5.8 to 6.2 mm long, tapering posteriorly to apical third, which is distinctly depressed and broadened; in profile the sheath is distinctly concave dorsally on median half and concave ventrally on apical third. Rasper well developed, of slender, curved hooks in five or six rows. Ovipositor slightly longer than length of ovipositor sheath, being somewhat curved dorsoventrally to permit fitting into sheath; tip long and slender, without serrations; extreme base slightly widene.


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Museum Victoria
McCaffrey, Sarah
05/12/2011 08:14 AEST
Last Updated
31/08/2012 11:13 AEST
McCaffrey, Sarah (2011) South American cucurbit fruit fly (Anastrepha grandis) Updated on 8/31/2012 11:13:42 AM Available online: PaDIL -
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