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Tephritidae, Goldenrod Gall Fly - Eurosta solidaginis - female

Tephritidae, Goldenrod Gall Fly - Eurosta solidaginis - Female
Red Oak Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
May 18, 2017
I so seldom see these flies in the wild (I do see them in jars where I've confined the stem galls), that I have to think about what I'm seeing. In this case I caught the fly and brought it home to photograph, just in case it was something else.