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Species Terellia ruficauda

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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 Terelliini
Genus Terellia
Species ruficauda (Terellia ruficauda)
Explanation of Names
Author: Fabricius, 1794
Identification
a well marked gall fly with dark patches on the wings. Related species have similar markings
Range
Europe. Introduced in North America
Habitat
Around thistles
Season
Late spring to autumn
Food
Thistles, where they form galls
Remarks
Introduced from Europe to combat thistles.
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