A checklist of the dacine fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae, Dacinae) of Mozambique


  • Marc De Meyer Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Invertebrates Section & JEMU, Tervuren, Belgium https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0755-2898
  • Luis Bota Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries, National Fruit fly Laboratory, Chimoio, Mozambique https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5392-0554
  • Beatriz Daniel Eduardo Mondlane University, Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Mirene Mussumbi Eduardo Mondlane University, Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Myriam Vandenbosch Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Invertebrates Section & JEMU, Tervuren, Belgium
  • Laura Canhanga Eduardo Mondlane University, Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Elias Cambula Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Department of Plant Protection, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Mervyn Mansell Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Domingos Cugala Eduardo Mondlane University, Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Massimiliano Virgilio Royal Museum for Central Africa, Invertebrates Section & JEMU, Tervuren, Belgium https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1323-6886




diversity, surveys, distribution


Here we present a checklist of all records of dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) from Mozambique, based on verified specimen records in natural history collections and literature records. In total, 57 Dacinae species are recorded from Mozambique, of which only one is considered endemic. This relatively low species diversity compared to other African countries appears to be related to incomplete sampling. For each species the localities from which it was recorded are given (including geocoordinates), or a general distribution is provided. The checklist is discussed briefly in terms of species richness, endemism and geographic distribution.


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How to Cite

De Meyer M, Bota L, Daniel B, Mussumbi M, Vandenbosch M, Canhanga L, Cambula E, Mansell M, Cugala D, Virgilio M. A checklist of the dacine fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae, Dacinae) of Mozambique. Afr. Entomol. [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 8 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];31. Available from: https://www.africanentomology.com/article/view/15585