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Species Strauzia longipennis - Sunflower Maggot

Sunflower Maggot Fly, Strauzia longipennis - Strauzia longipennis - female Fruit Fly - Strauzia longipennis - male Yellow fly - Strauzia longipennis yellow Trypetina?  - on Basswood - Strauzia longipennis - female Genus Strauzia - Strauzia longipennis - male - female Fruit Fly - Strauzia longipennis Strauzia longipennis? - Strauzia longipennis - male - female Fruit Fly, Strauzia sp? - Strauzia longipennis
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 Trypetinae
Tribe Trypetini
Subtribe Trypetina
Genus Strauzia
Species longipennis (Sunflower Maggot)
Other Common Names
Sunflower Maggot Fruit Fly
Explanation of Names
Strauzia longipennis (Wiedemann 1830)
Identification
The males show a lot of variation, and the wing can look like a female's or very different (except in this species, Strauzia wings are not sexually dimorphic) --M. Hauser
Range
US and adjacent Canada
Remarks
While infestation levels have occasionally reached nearly 100%, damage within sunflower stalks from larval feeding usually is light(1)