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Genus Eurosta

Fruit Fly - Eurosta comma - female E. comma? - Eurosta comma Fruit Fly? - Eurosta comma - female Goldenrod spherical gall - Eurosta solidaginis Eurosta solidaginis? - Eurosta solidaginis Goldenrod Gall [=Eurosta? solidaginis??] ID Request - Eurosta solidaginis Goldenrod Gall [=Eurosta? solidaginis??] ID Request - Eurosta solidaginis Tephritidae, Goldenrod Gall Fly - Eurosta solidaginis
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 Dithrycini
Genus Eurosta
Explanation of Names
Eurosta Loew 1873
Numbers
7 spp., all in our area(1)

Eurosta comma (Wiedemann, 1830): Northeastern US
Eurosta cribrata (Wulp, 1867): Northern US / Southern Canada
Eurosta fenestrata Snow, 1894: Widespread but rare
Eurosta floridensis Foote, 1977: Florida
Eurosta lateralis (Wiedemann, 1830): Florida
Eurosta latifrons (Loew, 1862): East Coast of US
Eurosta solidaginis (Fitch, 1855): Widespread in Northern US / Southern Canada
Size
female 7-9 mm
Range
NA(1)
Food
gall-makers on goldenrod
Internet References
Fact sheet by Abrahamson & Heinrich