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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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Species Physiphora alceae

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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 Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Subfamily Ulidiinae
Tribe Ulidiini
Genus Physiphora
Species alceae (Physiphora alceae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Physiphora alceae (Preyssler 1791)
~5mm (BG images)
Cosmopolitan. Non-native in the Nearctic.
Larvae feed on decaying plant and animal material and feces; adults feed on flowers (prefer Apiaceae)