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Species Pegomya carduorum

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Anthomyiidae (Root-Maggot Flies)
No Taxon (Pegomya group)
Genus Pegomya
No Taxon (Subgenus Pegomya)
No Taxon (hyoscyami section)
No Taxon (laticornis subsection)
Species carduorum (Pegomya carduorum)
Explanation of Names
Author: Huckett, 1939
Range
AB, CA, NY, NC, PA, SD, TN, WA, WI
Food
Larvae are leafminers on Cirsium discolor, Cirsium sp., Cirsium hookerianum, Cirsium foliosum, Cirsium flodmanii, Carduus pycnocephalus, Carduus sp.
Print References
Griffiths, Graham C. D. (ed.) 1982. Flies of the Nearctic Region, Volume VIII, Part 2, Number 1: Cyclorrhapha II (Schizophora: Calyptratae) Anthomyiidae.