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Genus Eutreta

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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 Eutreta
Explanation of Names
Eutreta Loew 1873
Numbers
3 subgenera, with 23 nearctic spp. and 35 spp. total(1)
Size
5-8 mm
Range
NA (+1 sp. in Australia)(1)
Habitat
Coastal Dunes, Woodlands
Food
Gall-formers on Asteraceae
Print References
Stoltzfus, W. B. (1974). The taxonomy and biology of Eutreta (Diptera: Tephritidae). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations: Paper 5121. Iowa State Univ. (Full Text)
Stoltzfus, W. B. (1977). The taxonomy and biology of Eutreta (Diptera: Tephritidae). Iowa State J. Res. 51: 369-438.
Stoltzfus, W. B. & B. A. Foote (1965). The use of froth masses in courtship of Eutreta (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 67: 263-264. (Full Text)
Internet References
Fact sheets by G.J. Steck & B.D. Sutton (2002): E. caliptera, E. rotundipennis