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Species Diacrita costalis

Picture-winged Fly - Diacrita costalis - female Fly on Cactus - Diacrita costalis Diacrita costalis Picture-winged Fly on Cactus - Diacrita costalis Red Fly - Diacrita costalis Small Fly on Prickly Pear Cactus - Diacrita costalis - female Signal-winged Fly - Diacrita costalis - female Diacrita costalis? - 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