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Fall Fund Drive


Species Geomyza tripunctata - Cereal Fly

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Opomyzidae
Genus Geomyza
Species tripunctata (Cereal Fly)
Other Common Names
Seedling Fly
Explanation of Names
Geomyza tripunctata Fallén 1823
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in our area (se. Canada, ne. & nw. US) (Wheeler et al. 1999; BG data)
larva feeds on various grasses
may damage cereal crops
Print References
Wheeler T.A., Vockeroth J.R., Boucher S. (1999) Geomyza tripunctata Fallén, a Palaearctic opomyzid fly new to North America, with notes on range expansions in Holarctic Opomyzidae (Diptera). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Ontario 130: 5-20 (Abstract)