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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 turicai Blanchard

Morphology

Body. Setae dark red brown, or dark brown to black.

Thorax. Postpronotal, presutural supra-alar, dorsocentral, intra-alar and scutellar setae well developed, subequal to or longer than scutellum length. Mesonotum yellow, or orange. Scutum with 3 (both medial and sublateral) pale postsutural vittae; pale medial vitta with posterior end ovoid; pale sublateral postsutural vitta extended posteriorly to intra-alar seta. Scutum posteriorly without brown or orange brown markings, or with only single medial brown spot on scuto-scutellar suture (character not described by Blanchard 1961, but presumably one of these 2 states). Scutum without brown vittae. Scutellum entirely yellow or with dark markings only on extreme base of disk. Mesopleuron mostly yellow to orange, without brown markings. Subscutellum yellow to red brown medially, dark brown laterally. Mediotergite yellow to red brown medially, dark brown laterally.

Wings. Wing length 5.5–7 mm (6.0, Blanchard 1961). 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; yellow or orange area posterior to pterostigma broad, extending distally into cells r1 and r2+3 at least to level of midlength of pterostigma. 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 posterior margin without incision in cell cu1. S-band base without extension in middle of cell cu1 to posterior wing margin; without extension in cell a1 to or almost to posterior margin. S-band middle section predominantly or entirely orange, often with brown margins. 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, or connected anteriorly to S-band along vein R4+5 or in cell r2+3 (narrowly connected in holotype, connection probably variable); not connected to S-band in cell dm. V-band distal arm complete, or incomplete, not reaching vein R4+5, but extended from vein M to wing margin (complete but narrow and weak anteriorly in holotype); isolated, not connected to proximal arm of V-band or to S-band, or connected to proximal arm of V band. Apex of V-band not extended from vein R4+5 to vein M, hyaline area present between band and vein M. Vein R2+3 not sinuous; without accessory vein. Vein R4+5 distal to crossvein r-m more or less evenly curved or not strongly bowed medially.

Abdomen. Oviscape length 1.5–1.8 mm (1.65, Blanchard 1961); spiracle ratio (distance from base to spiracle/oviscape length) 0.32–0.38 (0.35, Blanchard 1961). Eversible membrane with dorsobasal denticles all sclerotized, in continuous triangular to semicircular or suboval pattern. Eversible membrane with with 5 rows of strongly pigmented hooks, Blanchard 1961. Aculeus length 1.4–1.65 mm (1.5, Blanchard 1961). Aculeus length/oviscape length 0.88–0.95 (0.91, Blanchard 1961). Aculeus tip length/aculeus length 0.06–0.09 (0.076, Blanchard 1961). Aculeus tip length 0.09–0.14 mm (0.114, Blanchard 1961); width 0.09–0.11 mm (0.098, Blanchard 1961); not flared outward at or proximal to base; without ridges or lobes; without elongate dorsolateral depressions apically; with fine serrations, or with medium sized serrations; serrated part 0.7–0.88 times length of tip (0.79, Blanchard 1961). Aculeus tip serrations not extending onto dorsal side basally. Aculeus tip with serrations separated by less than width of serration.

Miscellaneous

Data source: Blanchard 1961. 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

• Terminalia, female.

Links

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