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Genus Pseudotephritis

Pseudotephritis #1 - Pseudotephritis fly - Pseudotephritis vau - female Pseudotephritis approximata? - Pseudotephritis approximata - male - female Picture-winged Fly (Pseudotephritis) - Pseudotephritis approximata Fly with multicolored wings - Pseudotephritis vau - female fly with boldly marked wings - Pseudotephritis approximata - male Fly ID - Pseudotephritis vau - female Pseudotephritis approximata
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
Tribe Myennidini
Genus Pseudotephritis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The genus is rather heterogeneous because of the inclusion of P. corticalis that shares numerous characters with Callopistromyia. None of these characters is clearly a synapomorphy, but P. corticalis is a likely sister group of the whole Oedopa group of genera. We retain corticalis in Pseudotephritis provisionally.(1)
Explanation of Names
Pseudotephritis Johnson 1902
3 spp. in our area, 4 total(1)
body 3.5-5.5 mm(1)
Key to species in(1)
holarctic (2 spp. are nearctic, one holarctic and one palaearctic)(1)
May-Nov in NC(2)
Works Cited
1.Myennidini, a new tribe of the subfamily Otitinae (Diptera: Ulidiidae), with discussion of the suprageneric classification...
Kameneva E., Korneyev V. 2006. Isr. J. Entomol. 35-36: 497-586.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.