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Species Trupanea bisetosa

Utah-Tephrid - Trupanea bisetosa - female Utah-Tephrid - Trupanea bisetosa - female Trupanea nigricornis? - Trupanea bisetosa - male Trupanea nigricornis? - Trupanea bisetosa - male Trupanea bisetosa Fruit Fly? - Trupanea bisetosa - female Trupanea bisetosa, male - Trupanea bisetosa - male Trupanea bisetosa? - Trupanea bisetosa - female Trupanea - Trupanea bisetosa - 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 Tephritini
No Taxon (Tephritis group)
Genus Trupanea
Species bisetosa (Trupanea bisetosa)
Explanation of Names
Trupanea bisetosa (Coquillett, 1899)
Identification
Distinguished from congeners by broad band connecting discal dark spot, lack of pigment on posterior veins, broad base of Y-shaped dark markings at wingtip, and light-colored basal flagellomere.(1)
Range
West Texas and Rocky Mountains to California, most commonly recorded from southwest(1)
Food
Host plants include sunflowers (Helianthus)...and perhaps other genera in Asteraceae.
See Also
T. nigricornis has slightly less black on wingtip (i.e. a narrower base of the Y-shaped dark marking at wingtip) and males of that species have dark antenna-tips (nigri= black; cornis= horn).
Print References
Cavender, G. L., and R. D. Goeden (1982). Life history of Trupanea bisetosa (Diptera: Tephritidae) on wild sunflower in southern California. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 75: 400-406.
Cavender, G. L., and R. D. Goeden (1983). On distinguishing Trupanea bisetosa (Coquillett) from T. nigricornis (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 85: 275-281 (Full Text)
Goeden, R. D. (1985). Host-plant relations of Trupanea ssp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) in southern California. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 87(3): 564-571 (Full Text)
Goeden, R. D. (1992). Analysis of known and new host records for Trupanea from California (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 94(1), 1992, pp. 107-118 (Full Text)
Knio, K. M., R. D. Goeden, & D. H. Headrick. (1996a). Descriptions of Immature Stages of Trupanea nigricornis and T. bisetosa (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Southern California. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 89(1): 1-11 (Full Text)
Knio, K. M., R. D. Goeden, & D. H. Headrick. (1996b). Comparative Biologies of the Cryptic, Sympatric Species, Trupanea bisetosa and T. nigricornis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Southern California. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 89(2): 252-260 (Full Text)
Knio, K. M., R. D. Goeden, & D. H. Headrick. (2007a). Natural enemies of the cryptic and sympatric species, Trupanea nigricornis (Coquillett), a polyphage, and the narrowly oligophagous T. bisetosa (Coquillett) (Diptera : Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 109(1):187-197 (Full Text)
Knio, K. M., R. D. Goeden, & D. H. Headrick. (2007b). Genetic differentiation between the sibling and sympatric flower-head infesting tephritids: The polyphage, Trupanea nigricornis (Coquillett), and the narrowly oligophagous, T. bisetosa (Coquillett)(Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 109(2):295-308 (Full Text)
Knio, K. M., R. D. Goeden, & D. H. Headrick. (2007c). Fecundity and longevity of the sibling and sympatric species, Trupanea nigricornis (Coquillett), a polyphage, and the narrowly oligophagous T. bisetosa (Coquillett)(Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 109(3):579-595 (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of America North of Mexico
Richard H. Foote, P. L. Blanc, Allen L. Norrbom. 1993. Cornell University Press (Comstock Publishing).