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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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Species Diacrita costalis

Pyrgotid Fly? - Diacrita costalis Fly with black-edged wings - Diacrita costalis Picture-winged Fly ID? - Diacrita costalis Diacrita costalis? - Diacrita costalis Picture-winged Fly - Diacrita costalis Male, Diacrita costalis? - Diacrita costalis - male Female, Diacrita costalis? - Diacrita costalis - female scallop wing fly - Diacrita costalis
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
No Taxon (Genera incertae sedis possibly related to Cephaliini)
Genus Diacrita
Species costalis (Diacrita costalis)
Explanation of Names
Diacrita costalis Gerstaecker 1860
sw US (CA-TX) (BG data) & Mexico(1)
Life Cycle
associated with cacti