An integrative approach to unravel the Ceratitis FAR (Diptera, Tephritidae) cryptic species complex: a review
Meyer, M., Delatte, H., Ekesi, S., Jordaens, K., Kalinova, B., Manrakhan, A., . . . Virgilio, M. (2015). An integrative approach to unravel the Ceratitis FAR (Diptera, Tephritidae) cryptic species complex: a review. ZooKeys, 540, 405-427. doi:10.3897/zookeys.540.10046
DisciplineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologia
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This paper reviews all information gathered from different disciplines and studies to resolve the species status within the Ceratitis FAR (C. fasciventris, C. anonae, C. rosa) complex, a group of polyphagous fruit fly pest species (Diptera, Tephritidae) from Africa. It includes information on larval and adult morphology, wing morphometrics, cuticular hydrocarbons, pheromones, microsatellites, developmental physiology and geographic distribution. The general consensus is that the FAR complex comprises C. anonae, two species within C. rosa (so-called R1 and R2) and two putatitve species under C. fasciventris. The information regarding the latter is, however, too limited to draw final conclusions on specific status. Evidence for this recognition is discussed with reference to publications providing further details.