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1 July 2001 Rose, an Eye Color Mutation in a Species of the Anastrepha fraterculus Complex (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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The rose eye color mutation is described in Anastrepha sp.1 aff. fraterculus. It changes the color of the wild-type eyes from reddish with a blue-green iridescence to yellow-orange with a rosy iridescence. The wild-type and rose phenotypes are distinguishable in dried individuals at least 2–3 wk after death. Rose is transmitted as a recessive autosomal mutation. Disruption of the ommatidial pattern was observed as an alignment irregularity and enlargement of some individual ommatidia. Mutant individuals have reduced fitness relative to the wild-type. The rose mutation, the first one described in Anastrepha, has potential use in release-recapture studies and as a marker for mass-reared flies.

Simone M. Yamada and Denise Selivon "Rose, an Eye Color Mutation in a Species of the Anastrepha fraterculus Complex (Diptera: Tephritidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94(4), 592-595, (1 July 2001). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2001)094[0592:RAECMI]2.0.CO;2
Received: 31 May 2000; Accepted: 1 March 2001; Published: 1 July 2001
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