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Genus Euaresta

gray fruit fly - Euaresta bella Fruit fly - Euaresta aequalis - female Fruit Fly - Euaresta aequalis? - Euaresta aequalis Euaresta bella? - Euaresta bella A California fruit fly, sure, but any idea which one? Dennis knew - Euaresta stigmatica - Euaresta stigmatica Fruit Fly - Euaresta festiva Fruit Fly - unident - Euaresta aequalis Fruit Fly - Euaresta festiva? - Euaresta
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 Tephritini
Genus Euaresta
Explanation of Names
Euaresta Loew 1873
Numbers
9 spp. in our area (incl. E. bullans introduced from S. America), 15 spp. total(1)
Size
4-7 mm
Identification
Range
endemic to the Americas (2 spp. introduced into the Old World)(1)
Food
on Ambrosia (most spp.) and Xanthium (Asteraceae)(1)