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Genus Rhagoletis

Eastern Cherry Fruit Fly - Rhagoletis cingulata Fly on apple - Rhagoletis pomonella Walnut Husk Maggot - Rhagoletis suavis Orange Fly? - Rhagoletis suavis Rhagoletis juglandis Walnut Husk Fly? - Rhagoletis suavis Rhagoletis suavis? - Rhagoletis suavis Rhagoletis completa? - Rhagoletis completa
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
Explanation of Names
Rhagoletis Loew 1862
25 spp. in our area, ~70 spp. total(1)
They all have a white or yellow scutellum.
New World (2/3 of spp.) + Eurasia(1)
see remarks on spider-mimicking here
Internet References