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Page Last Updated: October 20 2017
Apple Maggot Fly - approx. 6 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Rhagoletis
Species: Pomonella
Fruit Fly - approx. 5 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Euaresta
Species: Festiva?
Fruit Fly - approx. 6 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Eutreta
Species: Noveboracensis
9 species
Thistle Gall Fly (male) - approx. 6 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Urophora
Species: Cardui
Fruit Fly (Urophora) - approx. 6 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Urophora
Species: Quadrifasciata?
Thistle Gall Fly (female) - approx. 6 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Urophora
Species: Cardui
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More Eutreta Fruit Flies
Updated April 24 2015
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Sunflower Maggot Fruit Fly (male) - approx. 7 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Strauzia
Species: Longipennis
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More Sunflower Maggot Fruit Flies
Updated August 15 2011
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
The bristly hairs on the head identify this one as a male -
the similar S. intermedia has dark feet
Introduced from Europe to control Canada Thistle -
Canada Thistle galls that house cardui larvae can be
seen on thistle stem
Fruit Fly (Icterica) - approx. 7 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Icterica
Species: Seriata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Similar species I. circinata is less common
Fruit Fly (Urophora) - approx. 6 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Urophora
Species: Quadrifasciata?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Apple Maggot Fly on Common Snowberry - approx. 6 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - August 2007
Fruit Fly (Euaresta) - approx. 5 mm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - August 2007
Fruit Fly (Eutreta) - approx. 6 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2010
Thistle Gall Fly (male) - approx. 6 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - June 2009
Fruit Fly (Urophora) - approx. 6 mm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - July 2009
Thistle Gall Fly (female) - approx. 6 mm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - July 2009
Sunflower Maggot Fruit Fly (male) - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2011
Fruit Fly (Icterica) - approx. 7 mm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - August 2012
Fruit Fly (Urophora) on Tartarian Honeysuckle - approx. 6 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - June 2010
Fruit Fly (Terellia female) - approx. 5 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Terellia
Species: Ruficauda
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Fruit Fly (Terellia female) - approx. 5 mm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - August 2011
Larvae feed on thistle (Cirsium genus) - only 2 species of
this genus in Ontario
Euaresta bella - approx. 5 mm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tephritidae (Fruit Flies)
Genus: Euaresta
Species: Bella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Euaresta bella - approx. 5 mm - High Park - September 2017