Florida Entomologist (2009) 92, 269-275

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Sergio M. Ovruski, Pablo Schliserman, Segundo R. Nuñez-Campero, Luis E. Oroño, Laura P. Bezdjian, Patricia Albornoz-Medina and Guido A. Van Nieuwenhove (2009)
A survey of hymenopterous larval-pupal parasitoids associated with Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) infesting wild guava (Psidium guajava) and peach (Prunus persica) in the southernmost section of the Bolivian Yungas forest
Florida Entomologist 92 (2), 269-275
Abstract: Parasitoids of Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) and Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) infesting wild guava (Psidium guajava L.) and peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) fruits in the southernmost extension of the Bolivian Yungas forest, in the Province of Tarija, were surveyed in Dec (early summer), Feb (mid summer) and Mar (late summer) 1999 and 2000. The abundance patterns and diversity of fruit fly larval-pupal parasitoid species were similar to previously published data for the southern and northern Yungas forests of Argentina. A total of 1,600 guavas and 800 peaches, weighing 57.713 kg and 24.544 kg, respectively, were collected yielding 13,080 tephritid puparia, 78.4% of which were A. fraterculus and 21.6% Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann). We reared 712 larval-pupal parasitoids of the following species: Doryctobracon areolatus (Szépligeti), D. brasiliensis (Szépligeti), D. crawfordi (Viereck), Opius bellus Gahan, Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) (all Braconidae, Opiinae), Aganaspis pelleranoi (Brèthes) Odontosema anastrephae Borgmeier, and Lopheucoila anastrephae (Rohwer) (all Figitidae, Eucoilinae). Utetes anastrephae, O. anastrephae, and L. anastrephae are new fruit fly parasitoid reports for Bolivia, as well as O. anastrephae in the South American Yungas forest. A thorough sampling of other C. capitata and Anastrepha host plants, mostly native fruit species, will be necessary in the Yungas forest of Bolivia before further conclusions on abundance and composition of all fruit fly parasitoids can be reached.
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Database assignments for author(s): Guido Van Nieuwenhove

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
surveys/distribution/isolation


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Ceratitis capitata Bolivia
Anastrepha fraterculus Bolivia
Doryctobracon areolatus (parasitoid) Ceratitis capitata Peach/nectarine (Prunus persica) Bolivia
Doryctobracon areolatus (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia
Utetes anastrephae (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia
Doryctobracon crawfordi (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia
Opius bellus (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia
Aganaspis pelleranoi (parasitoid) Ceratitis capitata Peach/nectarine (Prunus persica) Bolivia
Aganaspis pelleranoi (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia
Doryctobracon brasiliensis (parasitoid) Ceratitis capitata Peach/nectarine (Prunus persica) Bolivia
Doryctobracon brasiliensis (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia
Lopheucoila anastrephae (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia
Odontosema anastrephae (parasitoid) Anastrepha fraterculus Guava (Psidium) Bolivia