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Species Rhagoletis suavis - Walnut Husk Maggot

Fruit Fly? - Rhagoletis suavis Flutter-wing? - Rhagoletis suavis Walnut Husk Maggot - Rhagoletis suavis Rhagoletis suavis Fly - Rhagoletis suavis - female Rhagoletis suavis (Walnut Husk Maggot) - Rhagoletis suavis fly072218 - Rhagoletis suavis Rhagoletis suavis - male
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
Species suavis (Walnut Husk Maggot)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly Trypeta suavis
body length 6-7 mm
body mostly orangish to brown; wing banding pattern (shaped like joined uppercase letters "IF") is distinctive - see links to images in Internet References section below
eastern United States and southern Ontario: Massachusetts to northern Florida, west to Arkansas, north to Minnesota
See Also
The wing of the Walnut Husk Fly (Rhagoletis completa) has a discontinuous (broken) band pattern - see drawing of R. completa.
Internet References
detailed description plus drawing of adult female and drawing of wing pattern (Pest Fruit Flies of the World, L.E. Carroll et al,