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Species Euaresta bella

Fruit Flies, Euaresta bella ? - Euaresta bella - male - female Euaresta bella Fruit Fly - Euaresta bella - male tephritid - Euaresta bella Tiny Fly - Euaresta bella Tiny Fly - Euaresta bella Fruit Flies Euaresta bella - Euaresta bella Euaresta species? - Euaresta bella
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 bella (Euaresta bella)
ground color of thorax brown; apex of cell r2+3 with 2 marginal hyaline spots
so. Canada to Mexico and the Bahamas(1)
fields, waste places, wherever the host plant grows
adults Jun-Sep
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae) (common ragweed) is the only known host(2)
Life Cycle
one generation per year; overwinters as larva in seeds of host plant; pupates in spring
See Also
spp. with similar wing patterns: E. bellula, E. stelligera are western, E. stigmatica does not occur east of MI(1)
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