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Genus Campiglossa

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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 Tephritini
No Taxon (Campiglossa group)
Genus Campiglossa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Campiglossa Rondani 1870
~30 spp. in our area, ~190 spp. total(3)
worldwide, over half of the spp. in Eurasia(3)
in flower heads of Asteraceae (many spp. monophagous, some oligophagous; C. genalis is a generalist) (Goeden 1994)
Life Cycle
Adult females oviposit in flower heads of Asteraceae. The short, stout larva of Campiglossa live in the ovaries. Many species are reported to be monophagous, some oligophagous. Campiglossa genalis is a generalist, known from at least 38 species in 16 genera of Asteraceae. (Goeden 1994)
Print References
Goeden R.D. (1994) Analysis of known and new host records for Paroxyna from California (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 96(2): 281-287 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.The Flies of Western North America
Frank R. Cole and Evert I. Schlinger. 1969. University of California Press.
2.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
3.Norrbom A.L. (2004-2010) Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) taxonomy pages