Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly ) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-103108 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 20 Feb 2012 last updated: 12 Jun 2012
Organism information
Anastrepha ludens
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Diptera
Family Tephritidae
Genus Anastrepha
Species ludens
  • Acrotoxa ludens
  • Anastrepha lathana
  • Trypeta ludens
  • Mexican fruit fly
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Insects
Wild
Characteristics related to biosafety
Central America
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USA (s. Texas), Mexico (except Baja California Norte & Chihuahua), Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
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Larvae attack numerous fruits of economic significance, particularly grapefruit, oranges, pear, peach, and apple
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Additional Information
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