(2001), with the identification of Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae
) in peach orchards in Curitiba, and Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae
) in citrus orchards in Cerro Azul.
The sterile insect technique (SIT) is widely used to suppress or eradicate populations of pestiferous fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae
Unlike many other economically important fruit species, fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae
) are not currently considered as insects with potential to reach banana crop pest status or to present quarantine importance when it comes to banana exports.
Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae
) assemblage in a feijoa orchard in Santa Catarina State, Brazil
The Fruit flies belong to family Tephritidae
. They are agriculture pests, which mostly attack fruits and vegetables, found all over world.
True fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae
) comprising of approximately 4,500 species distributed globally are considered serious pests of soft fruits (White and Elson-Harris, 1992; Tan and Nishida, 1998).
is a large family of fruit flies nearly 4,500 described species arranged in about 500 genera .
A familia Tephritidae
inclui as verdadeiras moscasdas-frutas, insetos de extrema importancia economica para a fruticultura mundial.
This gregarious parasitoid attacks fruit flies of the genus Ceratitis, Dacus and Bactrocera (Diptera: Tephritidae
) (NOYES, 2012; LASALLE & WHARTON, 2002).
Anastrepha fraterculus (Widemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae
) is a fruit fly species that causes damage to a wide range of fruit plants in Brazil, including the pear, and is responsible for losses that can reach up to 100% of the fruit production (Carvalho, 2006).
Demography and ovarian development of Anastrepha distincta (Diptera: Tephritidae
) in its natural host Inga spuria (Fabaceae), and mango (Mangifera indica L.) infested under laboratory conditions.