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For the United States & Canada

Species Euxesta stigmatias - Cornsilk fly

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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 Ulidiinae
Tribe Lipsanini
Genus Euxesta
Species stigmatias (Cornsilk fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxesta stigmatias Loew, 1868
Size
4 mm
Range
A tropical species found as far north as Florida.
Food
Larvae in ears of sweet corn
Remarks
Considered invasive in this country. (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
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