Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Tephritid
Posted by Hartmut Wisch on 27-07-2005 05:48
Found this fruit fly on a thistle (Cirsium sp.) at ~ 2800m altitude in the Rocky Mountains, U.S.
I think it may be a species from Europe, appears similar to an image of Cerajocera tussilaginis posted on this site.
I hope that someone can help identfy it.
Posted by Gisela Merkel-Wallner on 27-07-2005 10:20
I can?t see a picture.
Posted by Hartmut Wisch on 27-07-2005 18:14
Darn it, you are correct, Gisela! Here it is: http://bugguide.n...5662#19435
Edited by Hartmut Wisch on 27-07-2005 18:17
Posted by Paul Beuk on 27-07-2005 19:50
Posted by John Smit on 28-07-2005 13:17
It is quite similar to Terellia tussilaginis
in appearance, though it belongs to a different genus. It's a species of Chaetorellia
. I don't know which species, for I have no list of the US at hand. All species look very much alike. There is a very common European species C. jaceae
, but at this moment I can't tell you whether that species has been introduced to the US or not. I'll have to look into my literature for that.