Check List 17(2): 719-722, doi: 10.15560/17.2.719
First report of Atherigona reversura Villeneuve, 1936 (Diptera, Muscidae) in Uruguay
expand article infoMónica Remedios-De León, Luciano Damián Patitucci§|, Enrique Morelli
‡ University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay§ Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina| Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (MACN), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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We present the first record of Atherigona reversura Villeneuve, 1936 in Uruguay, from Pando, Canelones department a rural area used for livestock. Atherigona reversura, this muscid, commonly known as shoot-fly, is a significant pest of cereal crops throughout the Old World tropics and subtropics and its main host is Bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon L.Pers., an exotic species which is widely distributed in South America and in Uruguay and has economic value as forage for livestock and is damaged by the feeding of A. reversura larvae.

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, crop pest, Cynodon dactylon, distribution