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Species Pegomya betae

Pegomya betae - male Pegomya betae - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Anthomyiidae (Root-Maggot Flies)
No Taxon (Pegomya group)
Genus Pegomya
No Taxon (Subgenus Pegomya)
No Taxon (hyoscyami section)
No Taxon (hyoscyami subsection, hyoscyami species group)
Species betae (Pegomya betae)
Explanation of Names
Pegomya betae Curtis 1847
Range
holarctic(1)
Remarks
pest of beet(2)
Considered invasive in this country. (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
Internet References
Species page (Pitkin et al. 2016)(2)