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Genus Euaresta

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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 Tephritinae
Tribe Tephritini
Genus Euaresta
Explanation of Names
Euaresta Loew 1873
9 spp. in our area (incl. E. bullans introduced from S. America), 15 spp. total(1)
4-7 mm
endemic to the Americas (2 spp. introduced into the Old World)(1)
on Ambrosia (most spp.) and Xanthium (Asteraceae)(1)
Print References
Foote B.A. (1984) Host plant records for North American ragweed flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). (Full Text)