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Species Toxotrypana curvicauda - Papaya Fruit Fly

Papaya Fruit Fly - Toxotrypana curvicauda - female Papaya Fruit Fly - Toxotrypana curvicauda - male Papaya Fruit Flies - Toxotrypana curvicauda - male - female Papaya Fruit Flies - Toxotrypana curvicauda - male - female Papaya Fruit Flies - Toxotrypana curvicauda - male - female Papaya Fruit Fly - Female 3 - Toxotrypana curvicauda - female Papaya Fruit Fly - Toxotrypana curvicauda - female Papaya Fruit Fly Female Laying Eggs - Toxotrypana curvicauda - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Subfamily Trypetinae
Tribe Toxotrypanini
Genus Toxotrypana
Species curvicauda (Papaya Fruit Fly)
Explanation of Names
Toxotrypana curvicauda Gerstaecker
Size
body 8.5-12.5 mm, ovipositor 9-14 mm
Range
so.TX to Colombia & Venezuela, West Indies; introduced in FL(1)
Food
Papaya, mango and some other fruits
Remarks
Introduced into Florida in 1905, probably from the West Indies on papaya shipments[Cite:185010]
Internet References
Species pages by Selman et al.[Cite:185010], by A.L. Norrbom(1)