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Genus Rhagoletis

suave fruit fly - Rhagoletis suavis Fruit Fly - Rhagoletis pomonella Dark Currant Fly - Rhagoletis Walnut Husk Fly  - Rhagoletis completa - male Northern Walnut Husk Fly - Rhagoletis suavis Rhagoletis basiola Fly - Rhagoletis cingulata Eastern Cherry Fruit Fly - Rhagoletis cingulata
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
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