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“Anastrepha conflua,” new fruit fly species


Anastrepha conflua, one of seven new fruit fly species of the genus Anastrepha Schiner described in a new paper by USDA entomologist Allen Norrbom, Systematic Entomology Laboratory of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and Cheslavo Korytkowski, University of Panama. This is the most diverse genus of fruit flies in the American tropics and subtropics, with 230 described species, a number of which are major fruit pests. A. conflua is from Costa Rica. Its host plants and other aspects of its biology are unknown.


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