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Fruit Fly (Goedenia formosa group)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Diptera > Acalyptratae > Tephritidae

(=Urophora formosa) Western United States; Widely recorded along coastal California. A key to species is provided in (2). The color of the femora in the photos here suggests G. steyskali over G. formosa, but the wing pattern and plant association may suggest otherwise.

1. Foote, Richard H. & F. L. Blanc, The Fruit Flies or Tephritidae of California (1963)
2. Goeden, R.D. 2002. Life history and description of adults and immature stages of Goedenia steyskali, N. SP. (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Grindelia hirsutula hooker and Arnott var. Halli (Steyermark) M. A. Lane (Asteraceae) in Southern California

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