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Species Pseudotephritis corticalis

Picture-winged Fly - Pseudotephritis corticalis Picture-winged Fly - Pseudotephritis corticalis Grey Fly With Black Spots - Pseudotephritis corticalis Picture-winged Fly - Pseudotephritis corticalis - male Picture-winged Fly - Pseudotephritis corticalis - female Picture-winged Fly laying eggs in poplar log - Pseudotephritis corticalis - female Picture-winged Fly - Pseudotephritis corticalis Pseudotephritis corticalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Subfamily Otitinae
Tribe Myennidini
Genus Pseudotephritis
Species corticalis (Pseudotephritis corticalis)
Range
holarctic, widespread in across both Eurasia & NA; in our area, transcontinental in Canada, south to MD-OH in the east and UT in the west(1)