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Abstract

New records of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae), its hosts and parasitoids in the Serra do Tepequém, Roraima state, Brazil.

Abstract

This work was carried out at Serra do Tepequém, Amajari municipality, state of Roraima, in order to record the occurrence of Anastrepha species, their host plants and parasitoids. Samples of fleshy fruits of 10 species belonging to seven botanical families were collected, from April to July 2009. We identified 10 species of Anastrepha, with Anastrepha amita Zucchi, Anastrepha antunesi Lima and Anastrepha sororcula Zucchi reported for the first time in Roraima. Inga thibaudiana DC. (Fabaceae), Loreya mespiloides Miq. (Melastomataceae) and Citharexylum poeppigii Walp. (Verbenaceae) are reported for the first time as hosts of Anastrepha distincta Greene, Anastrepha coronilli Carrejo & Gonzalez and A. amita in Brazil, respectively. Five species of parasitoid hymenopterans were recorded, four of Braconidae [Doryctobracon areolatus (Szépligeti), Doryctobracon sp.2, Opius bellus Gahan and Utetes anastrephae (Viereck)] and one of Figitidae [Aganaspis pelleranoi (Brèthes)].