Anastrepha serpentina

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Anastrepha serpentina (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): A. Norrbom et al., Systematic Entomology Laboratory
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Anastrepha serpentina (Wiedemann) - (sapote fruit fly)

The fruit fly is found in Central and South America and infests sapote (Pouteria sapota), sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) as well as various other types of fruits. High densities of the fly can result in yield losses of more than 50%.

Vernacular names
• English: sapote fruit fly
serpentine fruit fly
• Português: mosca-do-sapoti


For a taxonomical description of this species see Norrbom et al. (USDA).