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Species Pseudotephritis approximata

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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 Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Subfamily Otitinae
Tribe Myennidini
Genus Pseudotephritis
Species approximata (Pseudotephritis approximata)
Explanation of Names
Pseudotephritis approximata Banks 1914
Size
7.5 mm body length (Banks, 1914)
Identification
Original description (Banks, 1914):
Similar to P. vau Say, but larger and marks on the wings different. Head and thorax marked as in P. vau, the same large brown spots, but on thorax the minute brown marks are rather more numerous. On abdomen the third segment is mostly pale, with only minute dark spots, the following segments wholly dark; legs marked as in P. vau. In wings the marks on costa and at tip are black, the others fainter, more yellowish brown; the clouds over cross-veins not connected, that over posterior cross-vein extending toward the cloud below preapical costal spot; and that over the discal cross-vein extending to the middle costal spot, the outer margin of the broad sub-basal cloud is much interrupted at the fourth vein. The posterior cross-vein is as near the outer margin as to the anterior cross-vein. The macrochaetae (large setae) of head and thorax are as in P. vau. Length, 7.5 mm. From Falls Church, Virginia, July 15.
Range
ne. US (to KS) and adjacent Canada(1)
Print References
Banks, Nathan. 1914. A new Ortalid fly. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 16:138 (BHL link)