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Subject: Sapote fruit fly in Texas
Date posted: May 17, 2001
Source: University of Florida
The sapote fruit fly or serpentine fruit fly, Anastrepha serpentina (Wiedemann), is often intercepted at U. S. ports of entry. No infestation in fruit has been found in Texas, although numerous adults have been trapped in the Rio Grande Valley. A. serpentina is a serious pest in Mexico, infesting sapote, sapodilla, and related fruits.