Check List 12(4): e19530, doi: 10.15560/12.4.1928
First reports of the invasive pest Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, Atherigona reversura Villeneuve, 1936 (Diptera: Muscidae), in South America
expand article infoLuciano D. Patitucci, Matías I. Dufek§, Pablo R. Mulieri
‡ Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (MACN), Argentina§ Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina
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This study presents the first occurrence of Atherigona reversura in South America. This muscid, commonly known as shoot-fly, is a significant pest of cereal crops throughout the Old World tropics and subtropics. Several specimens were collected during various months in 2014 and 2015. These new records are dispersed in a wide geographical area of temperate and subtropical regions of eastern Argentina. The main host of A. reversura, the exotic bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon, is considered a pest and is widely distributed in South America.
pest crops; exotic species; muscoid; fly; world distribution; Argentina