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Atherigona orientalis (pepper fruit fly)

Synonyms: Acritochaeta magnipalpis; Acritochaeta pulvinata; Atherigona flavipalpis; Atherigona pulvinata; Atherigona trilineata; Coenosia excisa

Prey / Diet

Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Sorghum bicolor (broom-corn)[1]


California to Georgia and Florida, Old & New World tropics&subtropics, widesp. AU, Madagascar;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Atherigona orientalis (Schiner) (Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae), Kenneth L. Hibbard, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry; and William A. Overholt, University of Florida, September 2012
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