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Genus Paracantha

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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
7 spp. in our area, 10 spp. total(1)
New World, more diverse in the Neotropics(2)