Diversity of Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritoidea) and Their Host Plants in a Conservation Unit from Midwestern Brazil

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:L. Brasil Mar de Almeida, Coelho, J. B., UCHOA, M. A. N. O. E. L. A., Gisloti, L. J.
Journal:Florida Entomologist

Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae and Lonchaeidae) awere sampled in the Serra da Bodoquena National Park (Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil) and surrounding areas. TThirty-nine plant species from 29 plant families were collected. Twelve fruit species were hosts to fruit fly larvae. The survey resulted in the recovery of 1,476 larvae and 968 adult fruit flies. Among the adultswere 90 Lonchaidae,  3 spp of Neosilba (Diptera: Lonchaeidae) were obtained. 

Neosilba glaberrima (Wiedemann) and Neosilba zadolicha McAlpine & Steyskal are recorded for the first time infesting Persea americana Miller (Lauraceae), and Neosilba certa (Walker) (all Diptera: Lonchaeidae) infesting Chrysophyllum gonocarpum (Mart. & Eichler) Engl. (Sapotaceae), 

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