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Species Euaresta bullans - Bathurst Burr Seed Fly

Fruit Fly - Euaresta bullans
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
Species bullans (Bathurst Burr Seed Fly)
Explanation of Names
Euaresta bullans (Wiedemann 1830)
Range
native to South America; accidentally introduced to sw. US (CA-AZ) and other continents(1)
Food
Cocklebur (Xanthium spinosum, X. catharticum)(1)
Remarks
host plants are invasive weeds, but the fly is not an effective control agent(1)
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