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Published: 2021-10-29
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New species and host plant records for Neotropical Rhagoletis Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), C.I. Tibaitatá km 14 vía Bogotá Mosquera, Colombia.
Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA, ARS, c/o National Museum of Natural History, P. O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012.
Jardín Botánico de Bogotá José Celestino Mutis, Calle 63 # 68-95 Bogotá D.C.
Programa Nacional Mosca de la Fruta (Retired).
Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Laboratorio Diagnóstico Fitosanitario Antioquia.
Diptera Tephritidae Rhagoletis fruit flies new species taxonomy Solanaceae


Rhagoletis antioquiensis Rodriguez & Norrbom, a new species of fruit fly in the striatella species group of Rhagoletis Loew, is described and illustrated. New distribution records are reported for two other species of the striatella group: R. nicaraguensis Hernández-Ortiz & Frías, 2000 is reported from Costa Rica, and R. solanophaga Hernández-Ortiz & Frías, 2000 from Bolivia. A lectotype is designated for Urophora scutellaris Macquart, 1851 (= R. macquartii (Loew)). New host plant relationships for three species of Rhagoletis, all reared from fruits, are reported: Acnistus arborescens (L.) Schrtdl. and Witheringia solanacea L’Her for R. jamaicensis Foote, 1981 from Colombia; Lycianthes pseudolycioides (Chod. & Hassl.) Bitter for R. solanophaga from Bolivia; and Solanum pseudocapsicum L., Solanum tuberosum L. subsp. andigenum (Juz. & Burkasov) Hawkes, Solanum interandinum Bitter from Colombia and Solanum americanum Mill. in Peru for undetermined species of the psalida group. The key to species of the striatella group of Hernández-Ortiz & Frías (2000) is modified to include R. antioquiensis.



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