Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

December 2005


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Sutton and Steck.


A total of 73 species of tephritid flies has been recorded from Florida since the early 1800s. Of these, 7 species are considered to represent occasional waifs or accidental introductions from surrounding regions that are not known to have established populations in Florida; 6 are exotic pests which failed to colonize or were extirpated; and 7 species are represented only by early literature records and are considered dubious for the state. Thus, the tephritid fauna of Florida currently comprises a total of 53 species of which 1 species is precinctive to the state and considered to be endangered.

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