EPPO Global Database

Anastrepha serpentina(ANSTSE)

Distribution details in United States of America (Texas)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, few occurrences
From CABI Pest map 621 (2001): Present, few occurrences
A. serpentina is sporadically captured in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

EPPO Reporting Service (2003/067) : further specimens trapped in Lower Rio Grande Valley in 2003.
* Foote RH, Blanc FL, Norrbom AL (1993) Handbook of the fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of America North of Mexico. Comstock, Ithaca, USA.

* Mangan RL, Thomas DB, Tarshis Moreno AM (2011) Host status of grapefruit and Valencia oranges for Anastrepha serpentina and Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) . Journal of Economic Entomology 104(2), 388-397
------- The low incidence of adults found, coupled with the high mortality during larval development suggested that Texas citrus is unklikey to support breeding populations.

* Weems HV Jr (1969) Entomology Circular, Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services No. 91, 2 pp.

* White IM (2001) Personal communication based on USDA data. Natural History Museum, London, UK.
------- The regularity of trap records suggests that a breeding population might be present but none has ever been found.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, widespread view...