The status of Euaresta stelligera (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Allen L. Norrbom

Abstract


Based on examination of morphological characters of specimens from throughout their ranges, Euaresta stelligera (Coquillett) is confirmed to be a distinct species from E. bellula (Snow). The diagnostic characters, distributions, and host plants of both species are discussed. New distribution records for E. aequalis (Loew) and E. tapetis (Coquillett) are also provided, and an error concerning the range of Valentibulla californica is noted.

Keywords


Euaresta bellula; stelligera; aequalis; tapetis; Valentibulla californica; Ambrosia; taxonomy; host plants; distributions

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