Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil
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SOUZA FILHO, Miguel F. de; RAGA, Adalton and ZUCCHI, Roberto A.. Incidence of Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart) and Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in star fruit (Averrhoa carambola L.) in eight localities of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. An. Soc. Entomol. Bras. [online]. 2000, vol.29, n.2, pp. 367-371. ISSN 0301-8059. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0301-80592000000200020.
During July and August 1996, surveys of natural infestation levels in star fruits were carried out in eight counties of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Infestation rates of 1.38 puparium/star fruit and 31.7 puparia/kg of star fruit were obtained. From the 2,474 emerged flies, 92.2% were Anastrepha and 7.8% Ceratitis capitata (Wiedmann). All the Anastrepha females belonged to Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart) (545). The braconid Doryctobracon areolatus (Szépligeti) was obtained in only two samples, from Pindorama and Presidente Prudente; the parasitism rates were 2.4 and 0.6%, respectively.
Keywords : Insecta; star fruit; fruit fly; ecology.