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Species Paracantha cultaris

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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 Eutretini
Genus Paracantha
Species cultaris (Paracantha cultaris)
Explanation of Names
Paracantha cultaris (Coquillett 1894)
Range
widespread throughout the se. coastal plain/piedmont and Mississippi River valley west into the Great Plains but largely absent from the ne. US(1)
Food
on Cirsium (Asteraceae)(1)
Life Cycle
breeds in Helianthus annuus(2)
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