Rhagoletis

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Rhagoletis
Rhagoletis cerasi01.jpg
Rhagoletis cerasi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tephritidae
Subfamily: Trypetinae
Tribe: Carpomyiini
Subtribe: Carpomyina
Genus: Rhagoletis
Loew, 1862
Species

many others

Diversity
ca. 70 species
Synonyms

Zonosema Loew, 1862

Rhagoletis is a genus of tephritid fruit flies with about hundred species.

Name[edit]

The genus name is partially derived from Ancient Greek rhago "a kind of spider". This possibly refers to the fact that at least R. pomonella mimics a jumping spider.

Species[edit]

External links[edit]

On the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site

Database[edit]