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Abstract

New hosts of Bactrocera carambolae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Brazil.

Abstract

Seven plant species are reported for the first time as hosts of Bactrocera carambolae in Brazil. Eugenia stipitata and Pouteria macrophylla, native to the Amazon region, have already been reported as hosts of the carambola fruit fly. The largest number of specimens was obtained from fruits of Averrhoa carambola and Psidium guajava.