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Species Euaresta bella

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Classification
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)
Identification
ground color of thorax brown; apex of cell r2+3 with 2 marginal hyaline spots
Range
so. Canada to Mexico and the Bahamas(1)
Habitat
fields, waste places, wherever the host plant grows
Season
adults Jun-Sep
Food
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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