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Anastrepha ornata Aldrich

Anastrepha ornata, female habitus, drawing (75196 bytes)
Dorsal habitus, female.

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Anastrepha ornata differs from all other species of Anastrepha in having the middle section of the S-band very slender, but the distal section broad. It is unusual in having the proximal arm of the V-band connected along the posterior wing margin to a basal extension of the S-band along vein A1+Cu2; within the serpentina group this occurs only in some A. pulchella. A. ornata further differs from the other species of the serpentina group in having the C-band and S-band well separated. It is one of the species with the thoracic pleuron largely brown and with the abdomen partially brown. It differs from the other predominantly brown species in having broad dorsocentral nonmicrotrichose areas on the scutum and the aculeus tip broadly triangular.

Classification and Evolutionary Relationships
Order: Diptera. Family: Tephritidae. Genus: Anastrepha. Species: ornata. Author: Aldrich.
Relationships among the species of Anastrepha were analyzed by Norrbom et al. (1999) and McPheron et al. (1999). Click here for more detailed discussion of Anastrepha phylogeny. Anastrepha ornata has been placed in the serpentina species group. Norrbom (2002) analyzed the relationships among the species of the serpentina group (see Phylogeny of the Anastrepha serpentina group), but could not resolve the relationships of A. ornata. It may be the sister taxon to A. striata Schiner + A. bistrigata Bezzi, but in some trees resulting from the analysis it was grouped with other species of the serpentina group.

Names Used for this Species
Anastrepha ornata Aldrich 1925: 6.
Anastrepha odonata: Hedström 1987: 373 [misspelling].
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Type Data
Holotype - Female (National Museum of Natural History (USNM), USNM52985), ECUADOR: Oriente, Baños [probably Tungurahua: Baños (1°24'S 78°25'W)], 6000 ft., 30 Oct 1922, F. X. Williams.

Anastrepha ornata is known from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. In Colombia it is known only from Antioquia (Yepes & Vélez 1989, Norrbom 2002). In Ecuador, A. ornata has been reported from the provinces of Azuay, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Pichincha, and Tungurahua (Stone 1942, Hedström 1987, Molineros et al. 1992, Tigrero 1998, Norrbom 2002). It was reported from Peru by Korytkowski (2001).
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The following plants have been reported as hosts of A. ornata: Myrtaceae - Acca sellowiana (O. Berg) Burret (Yepes & Vélez 1989, as Feijoa sellowiana); Psidium guajava L. (Campos 1960, Hedström 1987, Molineros et al. 1992, Tigrero 1998); Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston (Tigrero 1998, as Eugenia jambos); Rosaceae - Prunus persica (L.) Batsch (Campos 1960, as Persica vulgaris); and Pyrus communis L. (Stone 1942, Campos 1960). Of these, only P. guajava is a native host. Pouteria lucuma (Ruiz & Pav.) Kuntze (Sapotaceae) was reported as a host by Tigrero (1998), but the record he cited from Aldrich (1925) was clearly based on a specimen that was collected on the plant and not reared.

Economic Significance
Anastrepha ornata is a minor pest of various Myrtaceae and Rosaceae, especially guava, in the Andean countries [refs.?].

Key references are listed below. See fruit fly literature database for additional references.
Aldrich, J. M. 1925. New Diptera or two-winged flies in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 66(18): 36 p. [= No. 2555].
Campos R., F. 1960. Las moscas (Brachycera) del Ecuador. Revista Ecuatoriana de Higiene y Medicina Tropical 17 (1): 1-66.
Hedström, I. 1987. Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) infesting common guava (Psidium guajava L.) (Myrtaceae) in Ecuador. Revista de Biologia Tropical 35: 373-374.
McPheron, B. A., H.-Y. Han, J. G. Silva & A. L. Norrbom. 1999. Phylogeny of the genera Anastrepha and Toxotrypana (Trypetinae: Toxotrypanini) based upon 16S rRNA mitochondrial DNA sequences, p. 343-361. In M. Aluja & A. L. Norrbom, eds., Fruit flies (Tephritidae): Phylogeny and evolution of behavior. CRC Press, Boca Raton. [16] + 944 p. [phylogeny]
Norrbom, A. L. 2002. A revision of the Anastrepha serpentina species group (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 104: 390-436. [revision]
Norrbom, A. L., R. A. Zucchi & V. Hernández-Ortiz. 1999. Phylogeny of the genera Anastrepha and Toxotrypana (Trypetinae: Toxotrypanini) based on morphology, p. 299-342. In M. Aluja & A. L. Norrbom, eds., Fruit flies (Tephritidae): Phylogeny and evolution of behavior. CRC Press, Boca Raton. [16] + 944 p. [classification & phylogeny]
Stone, A. 1942. The fruitflies of the genus Anastrepha. U. S. Dept. Agric. Misc. Publ. No. 439, 112 pp. [revision]
Tigrero, J. O. 1998. Revisión de especies de moscas de la fruta presentes en el Ecuador. Published by the author, Sangolquí, Ecuador. 55 p. [Ecuador]
Yepes R., F. & R. Vélez A. 1989. Contribucion al conocimiento de las moscas de las frutas (Tephritidae) y sus parasitoides en el departamento de Antioquia. Revista de la Facultad Nacional Agronomia Medellin 42: 73-98.

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Content by Allen L. Norrbom. Last Updated: January 19, 2003.