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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

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Tribe Cecidocharini

Fruit Fly - Procecidochares atra - male Fruit Fly - Procecidocharoides penelope Fruit Fly - Procecidochares atra Snakeroot Fruit Fly - Procecidocharoides penelope Unidentified Fly  - Procecidocharoides penelope fruit fly - Procecidochares atra Procecidochares? - Procecidochares Procecidocharoides penelope  - Procecidocharoides penelope - female
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 Cecidocharini
21 spp. in 5 genera in our area, >40 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)
Nearctic genera:
Cecidochares- 1 sp. in our area
Dracontomyia- 1 sp. in our area
Ostracocoelia- 1 sp. in our area
Procecidochares- 17 described sp. in our area
Procecidocharoides- 3 sp. in our area
with few exceptions (4 Palaeotropical spp.), restricted to the New World(1)