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Mating Flies With Stripped Wings - Urophora jaceana

Mating Flies With Stripped Wings - Urophora jaceana
48.174754N 53.966562W (WGS84), Clarenville, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
July 3, 2007
Size: large fly 7mm to wingtips

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Mating Flies With Stripped Wings - Urophora jaceana Mating Flies With Stripped Wings - Urophora jaceana

Moved
Moved from Urophora.

Moved

Tephritidae: Urophora jaceana Hering
This is a species introduced to the NA as an agent for biocontrol of Centaurea jacea.

 
Thanks
Thank you for the ID. I've moved my images to the Genus page but I guess we'll have to wait for a BugGuide editor to create a page for the species, Urophora jaceana (Hering, 1935). It's interesting to learn that these flies were imported to control Centaurea jacea. I still see lots of Brown Knapweed around here. Does that mean these flies are not doing ther job?

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