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Species Rhagoletis cerasi - European Cherry Fruit Fly

tephritid 3 - Rhagoletis cerasi Rhagoletis cerasi Rhagoletis cerasi - male - female
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 cerasi (European Cherry Fruit Fly)
Explanation of Names
Rhagoletis cerasi (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
body: ♂ 2.9-4 mm, ♀ 3.8-5.3 mm(1)
Range
Native to the Palearctic, adventive in our area
Remarks
A major pest of cherry in Europe
Internet References
Fact sheet (Grichanov & Ovsyannikova 2009)(1)