Toxotrypana curvicauda

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Toxotrypana curvicauda adult (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Toxotrypana curvicauda Gerstaecker - (papaya fruit fly)

The fruit fly is common in Florida, southern Texas and Central/South America where it attacks papaya.

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

Vernacular names
• English: papaya fruit fly
• Español: mosca de la fruta de papaya
mosca de la lechosa