Lance flies associated with sweet passion fruit and contributions to the knowledge on Lonchaeidae in Peru

  • Salazar-Mendoza P
  • Peralta-Aragón I
  • Misailidis M
  • et al.
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ABSTRACT The Lonchaeidae family comprises species that are considered of major economic importance due of their damage in several crops. In sweet passion fruit (Passiflora ligularis Juss), these flies cause high infestation in flower buds and fruits, however only a few basic studies about the species associated with the damage are available. Samples of flower buds and fruits were taken and McPhail trap baits with Torula yeast were placed in sweet passion fruit orchards in Oxapampa (Pasco, Peru) in 2015–2016. In addition, other hosts were collected in this period. We found Dasiops inedulis Steykal infesting the flower buds, while Dasiops frieseni Norrbom & McAlpine infesting sweet passion fruits. Moreover, other Lonchaeidae-hosts interactions are related. Through Torula yeast baits, 14 species of lance flies were detected and high numbers of D. inedulis specimens were captured.RESUMO A família Lonchaeidae inclui espécies que são consideradas de grande importância econômica devido aos seus danos em diferentes cultivos. No maracujá-doce (Passiflora ligularis Juss), essas moscas causam altas infestações em botões florais e frutos, tendo ainda poucos estudos sobre as espécies associadas aos danos. Amostragem de botões florais e frutos foram realizadas e armadilhas McPhail com levedura de Torula foram colocadas em fazendas de maracujá em Oxapampa (Pasco, Peru) durante os anos de 2015 e 2016. Além disso, outros hospedeiros foram coletados nesse período. Nós encontramos Dasiops inedulis Steykal infestando botões florais e Dasiops frieseni Norrbom & McAlpine em frutos de maracujá-doce. Além disso, outras interações Lonchaeidae-hospedeiro são relacionadas. Mediante iscas de levedura de Torula, 14 espécies de Lonchaeidae foram detectadas e altos números de espécimes de D. inedulis foram capturados.




Salazar-Mendoza, P. S., Peralta-Aragón, I. E., Misailidis, M. L., Romero-Rivas, L. C., & Strikis, P. C. (2019). Lance flies associated with sweet passion fruit and contributions to the knowledge on Lonchaeidae in Peru. Arquivos Do Instituto Biológico, 86.

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