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Record of solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) infesting solanaceous vegetables in Kerala.


During surveys conducted Kerala, in May 2014, aubergine and tomato crps were found infested with Bactrocera latifrons, identified using various morphological analyses. This is thought to be the first record of B. latifrons on brinjal and tomato in Kerala, India.