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Fig fly occurrence in Rio Grande do Sul State and different fruit emergence.


The fig fly [Zaprionus indianus?] is characterized by being a major pest in fig. This work has for objectives describe two new host plants and report the first record of the fly in the Alto Uruguai region from Rio Grande do Sul State. Adult's fly were spotted and identified in decomposing fruits of jelly palm, citrus and jabuticaba in the Constantina and New Xingu counties in September 2011. The collected fruits were kept in recipients to obtain imagos, later in March 2012 fig fruits were collected for comparison. The fig fruits showed higher emergence, totaling 65% of total emerged insects. This is the first record of the fig fly for physiographic region of the Alto Uruguay in the Rio Grande do Sul State.