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Species Paracantha culta

Paracantha, male - Paracantha culta - male Tephritidae - Paracantha culta - female Paracantha? - Paracantha culta - female fruit fly - Paracantha culta - female Fly maybe - Paracantha culta 05Jun2017.lotus.HN.Dip.2 - Paracantha culta - female Paracantha culta Paracantha culta? - Paracantha culta - male - female
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 culta (Paracantha culta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Acinia fimbriata Macquart, 1843
=Trypeta sarnia Walker, 1849
Explanation of Names
Paracantha culta (Wiedemann, 1830)
Food
Cirsium (Thistle)
See Also
P. gentilis has a smaller, nearly round black spot between antenna base and inner margin of eye