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Mexican fruit fly

Scientific Name
Anastrepha ludens
Scientific Author
(Loew)
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Tephritidae)
Risk
High
Status
Exotic Quarantine Pest
Reliability
High
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Specimen Locality Label: Bred at USDA Fruit fly facility, Edinburg, Texas, U.S.A., June 2004, J. Worley.
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
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

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul
Created
01/02/2011 06:06 AEST
Last Updated
02/02/2011 15:35 AEST
Citation
Walaikorn Rattanadechakul (2011) Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens) Updated on 2/2/2011 3:35:52 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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