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Genus Procecidochares

Utah Teph? - Procecidochares - female Fruit fly - Procecidochares - female Tephritidae, giant ragweed - Procecidochares gibba galls on goldenrod - Procecidochares atra Procecidochares gibba reared from Ambrosia psilostachya - Procecidochares gibba Male, Procecidochares? - Procecidochares flavipes - male Tephritidae, Giant Ragweed gall - Procecidochares gibba - female Tephritidae, lateral - Procecidochares atra - female
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 Cecidocharini
Genus Procecidochares
Explanation of Names
Procecidochares Hendel 1914
~17 described + 2‒3 potentially undescribed spp. in our area(1). There may also be undescribed sp. in the "minuta-blantoni" complex(2) and related to P. atra(3).
P. anthracina (Doane 1899): OR‒CA to MT‒AZ
P. atra (Loew 1862): se.Canada, n.& e.US
P. australis Aldrich 1929: TX & n.Mexico
P. blanci Goeden & Norrbom 2001: CA
P. blantoni Hering 1940: OR
P. flavipes Aldrich 1929: sw.US & Baja
P. gibba (Loew 1873): e.NA west to IA‒TX
P. grindeliae Aldrich 1929: CA, CO
P. kristineae Goeden 1997: CA‒NV‒AZ
P. lisae Goeden 1997: CA
P. minuta (Snow 1894): WA‒CA to MT‒TX
P. montana (Snow 1894): MT & CO
P. pleuralis Aldrich 1929: AZ to Durango
P. polita (Loew 1862): MS‒FL‒MS
P. stonei Blanc & Foote 1961: CA
P. sp. 1 near australis: FL‒SC, MD?
P. sp. 2 near australis: TX
P. ?n.sp. near atra: OH
Key to Nearctic species in (2), includes 2 unnamed species
mostly nearctic(1)
Life Cycle
3 sp. are gall-makers in Solidago sp.: P. anthracina(4), P. polita, and P. atra(5).
Works Cited
1.Norrbom A.L. (2004-2010) Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) taxonomy pages
2.Life History and Description of Adults and Immature Stages of Procecidochares Blanci, n. sp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) On Isocoma..
Richard D. Goeden and Allen L. Norrbom. 2001. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.
3.The Biology and Hosts of Procecidochares Atra (Diptera: Tephritidae): Evidence for Cryptic Species?
T K Philips & D C Smith. 1998. Entomological News.
4.Life History and description of immature stages of Procecidochares anthracina (Doane) (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Solidago...
Richard D. Goeden and Jeffrey A. Teerink. 1997. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.
5.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).