EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/163

Anastrepha manizaliensis: a new fruit fly species in Colombia

In Colombia, a new species of fruit fly called Anastrepha manizaliensis (Diptera: Tephritidae) has recently been described. A. manizaliensis can breed on fruit of Juglans neotropica (Juglandaceae) which is the only known host plant, so far. It has been found in the Andean region of Colombia and specimens were collected from localities from middle elevations up to 2150 m altitude. This new species was previously confused with Anastrepha ludens leading to a few doubtful records of this species in Colombia. It is now considered that the currently known southern limit of A. ludens is western Panama and that it does not occur in Colombia.


Norrbom AL, Korytkosski CA, Gonzlez F, Orduz B (2005) A new species of Anastrepha from Colombia related to Mexican fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Revista Colombiana de Entomología 31(1), 67-70.