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Tephritidae genre Tephritis ID
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Posted on 06-09-2022 11:43

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I have photographied this little fly on a plant of my garden (Picris hieracioides) in Lille (North of France) on August 30th 2022. It is not easy to separate flies of the genius Tephritis and I am hesitating between three species : T. neesi, T. divisa and T. separata. Are you agree with that ? Perhaps these species can hardly be identified from my photos, nevertheless I am very curious to have your opinion, is it possible to name the species of this fly ?
Thanks in advance,
Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 30/08/2022
Altitude : 37 m - Taille : 4 mm environ
Réf. : 309751
Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 30/08/2022
Altitude : NR - Taille : 4 mm environ
Réf. : 309845
Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 30/08/2022
Altitude : NR - Taille : 4 mm environ
Réf. : 309847
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Posted on 07-09-2022 10:58
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Seems to be T. divisa for its morphology. Secondly T. divisa is known to place its eggs in flower heads of Picris hieracioides.
Greetings, Günter
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Posted on 07-09-2022 16:07

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Thanks Günter ! For this proposition (T. divisa) and for your explanation.
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