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Genus Procecidochares

fruit fly - Procecidochares atra Procecidochares? - Procecidochares - female Procecidochares? Male? - Procecidochares - male Tephritidae, stem gall on Giant Ragweed - Procecidochares gibba Male, Procecidochares? - Procecidochares flavipes - male Procecidochares atra? - Procecidochares atra - female Fruit Fly (Procecidochares atra)? - Procecidochares atra - female Snipe or deer fly? - Procecidochares gibba
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 spp. with 2~3 potentially undescribed sp. in our area; 19 total(1). There may also be undescribed sp. in the "minuta-blantoni" complex(2) and related to Procecidochares atra(3).

Procecidochares anthracina (Doane, 1899): Oregon/Montana, south to California/Arizona
Procecidochares atra (Loew, 1862): Widespread in Southeastern Canada ~ Northern and Eastern US
Procecidochares australis Aldrich, 1929: Texas + Northern Mexico
Procecidochares blanci Goeden and Norrbom, 2001: California
Procecidochares blantoni Hering, 1940: Oregon
Procecidochares flavipes Aldrich, 1929: Southwestern US to Baja California
Procecidochares gibba (Loew, 1873): Eastern Canada/US, west to Iowa/Texas
Procecidochares grindeliae Aldrich, 1929: California, Colorado
Procecidochares kristineae Goeden, 1997: Arizona, California, Nevada
Procecidochares lisae Goeden, 1997: California
Procecidochares minuta (Snow, 1894): Washington/Montana south to California/Texas
Procecidochares montana (Snow, 1894): Montana & Colorado
Procecidochares pleuralis Aldrich, 1929: Arizona, south to Durango
Procecidochares polita (Loew, 1862): Massachusetts south to Florida/Mississippi
Procecidochares stonei Blanc and Foote, 1961: California
Procecidochares sp. 1 near australis: Florida, South Carolina, Maryland?
Procecidochares sp. 2 near australis: Texas
Procecidochares possible nsp. near atra: Ohio
Key to Nearctic species in (2), includes 2 still undescribed 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).