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Species Euaresta aequalis

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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
Species aequalis (Euaresta aequalis)
Other Common Names
Burr-seed Fly
Explanation of Names
Euaresta aequalis (Loew)
ground color of thorax yellow; wing with distal hyaline spot in cell r4+5 rounded and narrowly isolated from wing margin (this combination of characters is diagnostic)
so. Canada (ON-BC) to FL-TX-Baja; introduced to Australia(1)
larvae feed on seeds of Rough Cockleburr (Xanthium strumarium)(1)
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