Mitochondrial DNA Variation in Anastrepha fraterculus

  • G. J. Steck
  • W. S. Sheppard


Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) is one of the most important fruit pests in Latin America. As currently defined, it is one of the most widely distributed (Mexico, Central and South America) and polyphagous species of the genus. It also presents one of the most difficult taxonomic problems due to morphological variability. In his revision of the genus, Stone (1942) stated that “in this part of the genus there is the greatest difficulty in determining specific limits”.


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  • W. S. Sheppard

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