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Species Chaetorellia australis - Yellow Starthistle Peacock Fly

Yellow spotted fruit fly with blue-green eyes - Chaetorellia australis Yellow spotted fruit fly with blue-green eyes - Chaetorellia australis Fruit fly - Chaetorellia australis Fruit fly - Chaetorellia australis
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 australis (Yellow Starthistle Peacock Fly)
Explanation of Names
Chaetorellia australis Hering
Range
native to so. Europe, introduced in NA (WA-OR)(1)
Remarks
Introduced to control invasive weeds (Centaurea spp., esp. C. solstitialis)(1)
Internet References
Fact sheets: by D.W. Pierce(2), by K. Lemrick(1)