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Anastrepha and Toxotrypana:
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Allen L. Norrbom, Cheslavo A. Korytkowski, Roberto A. Zucchi, Keiko Uramoto, George L. Venable, Jerrett McCormick and Michael J. Dallwitz

Anastrepha reichardti Zucchi

Morphology

Head. Occiput without brown marks. Facial carina in profile concave or flat on dorsal 2/3.

Thorax. Mesonotum length 3–3.5 mm (n=2, Zucchi 1979). Katepisternal seta weak, no larger than postocellar seta, or absent. Scutum with 3 (both medial and sublateral) pale postsutural vittae. Scutum posteriorly without brown or orange brown markings (Zucchi, in litt.). Subscutellum yellow to red brown medially, dark brown laterally. Mediotergite yellow to red brown medially, dark brown laterally.

Wings. Wing length 6–7 mm (n=2, Zucchi 1979). Wing pattern typical Anastrepha pattern (S-band complete or at most interrupted at crossvein r-m, C-band and at least proximal arm of V-band present). C-band broadly extending to vein M in cell br along cell bm; covering base of cell r2+3. C-band and S-band connected (along vein R4+5, cell r1 with basomarginal hyaline spot). Basal hyaline area between C-band and S-band extended to vein R4+5. Cell r1 basomarginal hyaline spot triangular to quadrate. Cell r1 basomarginal hyaline spot apex aligned proximal to crossvein r-m. S-band extended anteriorly to vein R4+5 and covering all of crossvein r-m. Cell bm entirely hyaline or infuscated only along subapical fold. S-band base without extension in middle of cell cu1 to posterior wing margin. Subapical hyaline area in radial cells distal to r-m extending anteriorly to vein R2+3. S-band distal section without marginal hyaline band or spots in cell r2+3 or near apices of R2+3 or R4+5. S-band distally not extended to apex of vein M. V-band proximal arm as dark as apical half of S-band; extending more than 1/3 distance from apex of vein Cu1 to apex of vein A1+Cu2; not connected anteriorly to S-band; not connected to S-band in cell dm. V-band distal arm complete; connected to proximal arm of V band. Vein R2+3 not sinuous; without accessory vein.

Abdomen. Oviscape length 1.85–2.2 mm (1.90–2.17, n=2, Zucchi 1979); ratio (oviscape length/mesonotum length) 0.55–0.75 (0.62–0.63, n=2, Zucchi 1979). Aculeus length 1.5–1.85 mm (1.56–1.79, n=2, Zucchi 1979). Aculeus tip lateral margins curved dorsally; without ridges or lobes; without elongate dorsolateral depressions apically; with medium sized serrations; serrated part 0.55–0.75 times length of tip (0.66, measured from Zucchi 1979, fig. 3). Aculeus tip with serrations separated by less than width of serration.

Miscellaneous

Data source: Zucchi 1979. Sex of recorded specimens: female. Species group: fraterculus group.

Biology and economic significance

This species is not considered economically important. Refer to the Fruit Fly Databases for host plant information.

Illustrations

• Wing (Zucchi 1979b, fig. 1). • Terminalia, female.

Links

Fruit Fly Databases for host plant, distribution, and nomenclatural information. Google search.