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Species Chaetorellia succinea - False Peacock Fly

False peacock fly - Chaetorellia succinea - female Tephritid Fruit Fly #5 - Chaetorellia succinea - female Tephritid Fruit Fly #4 - Chaetorellia succinea - female Tephritid Fruit Fly #3 - Chaetorellia succinea - female Tephritid Fruit Fly #1 - Chaetorellia succinea - female Chaetorellia succinea or australis? - Chaetorellia succinea - female Chaetorellia succinea or australis? - Chaetorellia succinea - female Chaetorellia succinea or australis? - Chaetorellia succinea - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Subfamily Tephritinae
Tribe Terelliini
Genus Chaetorellia
Species succinea (False Peacock Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chaetorellia succinea Costa, 1844
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA & widely established in OR-CA(1)
Remarks
Introduced from Europe in 1996 or earlier, accidentally. Its introduction to combat yellow star thistle was considered and rejected because it posed a threat to safflower. (Balciunas et al. 2001)