Urophora quadrifasciata

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Urophora quadrifasciata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tephritidae
Genus: Urophora
Species: U. quadrifasciata
Binomial name
Urophora quadrifasciata
(Meigen, 1826)

Urophora quadrifasciata is a species of tephritid or fruit flies in the genus Urophora of the family Tephritidae.[1][2][3] The host plant for the larvae is usually a knapweed (Centaurea sp),[4] and because of this, it is used to control Centaurea maculosa.


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  2. ^ quadrifasciata
  3. ^ http://data.gbif.org/species/browse/taxon/13143053
  4. ^ Ian M, White, Tephritid Flies, Diptera: Tephritidae, Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, page 63, vol 10, part 5a, Royal Entomological Society of London, 1988