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Species Paracantha culta

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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 Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Subfamily Tephritinae
Tribe Eutretini
Genus Paracantha
Species culta (Paracantha culta)
Explanation of Names
Paracantha culta (Wiedemann 1830)
Cirsium (Thistle)
See Also
P. gentilis has a smaller, nearly round black spot between antenna base and inner margin of eye