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 Fruit flies
 Anomoia purmunda
 Chaetorellia jacaeae
 Philophylla caesio
 Tephritis bardanae
 Xyphosia miliaria
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Thistle Gall Fly - Xyphosia miliaria
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Fruit flies - Tephritidae
Fruit flies - Tephritidae
Fruit flies - Tephritidae
The small to medium-sized Tephritidae have wings with striking markings. They have both compound and simple eyes. The females have a tubular organ (ovipositor) on the abdomen with which they insert their eggs directly in plants and fruits.
The life span of the adults is often only a few days. The larvae live within almost all parts of plants. Some species inject their eggs into plant leaves on which a small ball grows with the eggs inside, other species live parasitically in the implantations of other insects.
Many species of Tephritidae cause considerable damage in agriculture and to orchards, while nets to protect against insects often are ineffective.

Further chapters of "Fruit flies"
- Anomoia purmunda
- Chaetorellia jacaeae
- Xyphosia miliaria
- Philophylla caesio
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Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
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1. Thistle Gall Fly - Xyphosia miliaria
2. Fruit flies - Tephritidae
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