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Genus Trupanea

Trupanea nigricornis? - Trupanea nigricornis - male Diptera - Trupanea actinobola - female white fly on warm night in winter - Trupanea Tephritidae:Trupanea actinobola - Trupanea vicina - female ID this fly? - Trupanea Trupanea bisetosa? - Trupanea nigricornis Tephritidae, ptilinum - Trupanea actinobola Signal fly on brittlebush - Trupanea nigricornis
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 Tephritini
No Taxon (Tephritis group)
Genus Trupanea
Explanation of Names
Trupanea Guettard 1762
~20 spp. in our area, ~220 spp. total(1)
Key to spp. in Foote, Blanc, & Norrbom(2)(1993)...older (less refined) keys in Foote(3)(1960) and...for California, Foote & Blanc(4).
Worldwide, almost half of the spp. in the New World(1); in our area, widespread but much more diverse in sw. US
Print References
Goeden, R. D. (1985). Host-plant relations of Trupanea ssp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) in southern California. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 87(3): 564-571 (Full Text)
Goeden, R. D. (1992). Analysis of known and new host records for Trupanea from California (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 94(1), pp. 107-118 (Full Text)
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).
3.A revision of the genus Trupanea in America north of Mexico (Diptera, Tephritidae)
Foote R.H. 1960. USDA Tech. Bull. 1214. 29 p.
4.The fruit flies or Tephritidae of California
R.H. Foote, F.L. Blanc. 1963. Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 7: 1-117.