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Species Rhagoletis meigenii - Barberry Fly

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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 Trypetinae
Tribe Carpomyini
Subtribe Carpomyina
Genus Rhagoletis
Species meigenii (Barberry Fly)
Other Common Names
Barberry Fly, Yellow Berberis Fruit Fly
Explanation of Names
Rhagoletis meigenii (Loew 1844)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (NS-MA-ON)(1)
Food
hosts: Berberis vulgaris seeds(2).
Aduls feed on pollen and nectar.
Remarks
earliest NA record: QC 1956(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Fruit Flies (Tephritidae) of Ontario
2.Biological control programmes in Canada, 1981-2000
Mason P.G., Huber J.T. (Eds.). 2002. CABI, Technology & Engineering. 583 pp.