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Genus Paracantha

psychedelic picture-winged flies on thistle - Paracantha - male - female Fruit Fly - Paracantha very ornate fly - Paracantha - female Paracantha culta? - Paracantha - female Fruit Fly - Paracantha culta Fruit fly (possibly Paracantha cultaris) collected with a sweep net from cotton field - Paracantha - female colorado bug for ID - Paracantha cultaris Unknown fly - Paracantha
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 Eutretini
Genus Paracantha
Explanation of Names
Paracantha Coquillett 1899
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 10 spp. total(1)
Range
New World, more diverse in the Neotropics(2)