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Genus Tomoplagia

Picture-Winged Fly - Tomoplagia obliqua Picture-Winged Fly - Tomoplagia obliqua Fruit fly - Tomoplagia obliqua - male Fly - Tomoplagia obliqua - male Tephritidae on Ironweed - Tomoplagia obliqua Tephritidae, frontal - Tomoplagia obliqua Tomoplagia cressoni or obliqua? - Tomoplagia obliqua Tomoplagia cressoni or obliqua? - Tomoplagia obliqua
Classification
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 Acrotaeniini
Genus Tomoplagia
Explanation of Names
Tomoplagia Coquillett 1910
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, almost 50 total(1)
Identification
"The wings of both species are distinctive among all U.S. tephritids in bearing yellow and white brown bands that lie at about a 45 degree angle to the longitudinal axis of the wing, somewhat similar in general appearance to the wing pattern of Peronyma."(2)
Range
Neotropical genus, with 2 spp. ranging into the US(1); in our area: T. cressoni TX-CA, T. obliqua NY-AZ(2)
Works Cited
1.Norrbom A.L. (2004-2010) Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) taxonomy pages
2.Handbook of the Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of America North of Mexico
Richard H. Foote, P. L. Blanc, Allen L. Norrbom. 1993. Cornell University Press (Comstock Publishing).