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Species Eutreta noveboracensis

Fruit Fly - Eutreta noveboracensis Fruit Fly - Genus Eutreta - Eutreta noveboracensis fly - Eutreta noveboracensis fly - Eutreta noveboracensis Fruit fly Eutreta? - Eutreta noveboracensis Tephritidae - Eutreta noveboracensis Tephritidae, head - Eutreta noveboracensis P7160276 - 07/16/2020 - Eutreta noveboracensis
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 Eutretini
Genus Eutreta
Species noveboracensis (Eutreta noveboracensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trypeta sparsa (this taxon still exists in South America but North American populations are now considered E. novaeboracensis)
Acinia novaeboracensis
Platystoma latipennis
Explanation of Names
Noveboracensis means "from New York"
NE North America, ranging from Quebec and Nova Scotia, south along the coast to New Jersey, and in the mountains to far N. Georgia and W. South Carolina, west to the eastern Dakotas and NE Nebraska.
Weedy areas
Primary larval host is Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, or Canada Goldenrod).
Life Cycle
Larvae develop in galls on the roots or stems of their host plant.

Males apparently secrete a cone-shaped frothy mass on a leaf when ready to breed. When a female approaches, the male signals with movements of his body and wings. If she starts feeding from his froth mass, he initiates copulation. Afterwards the female leaves to oviposit, usually at or near the ground.
The most common northeastern species of Eutreta. Possibly consists of two cryptic species, one bivoltine and forming galls on the host plant's stem, the other univoltine and forming galls on the roots.
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