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Species Anastrepha suspensa - Caribbean Fruit Fly

Fruit fly? - Anastrepha suspensa - female
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 Anastrepha
Species suspensa (Caribbean Fruit Fly)
Other Common Names
Greater Antilliean Fruit Fly, Guava Fruit Fly, Caribfly (1)
Explanation of Names
Anastrepha suspensa (Loew)
up to 12–14 mm (1)
FL to Puerto Rico (indigenous to the West Indies, adventive in FL) (1)
larvae attack tropical and subtropical fruit (a total of 27 host spp. recorded); preferred hosts: Eugenia uniflora, Prunus persica, Psidium guajava, Syzygium jambos, Terminalia catappa (1)
Earliest record in our area: FL 1930; believed to have been established in FL long before that (1)
Known to be parasitized by Diachasmimorpha longicaudata
Internet References
Fact sheet (Weems et al. 2012)(1)