Phylogenetic Revision of Tephritomyia Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae), With Description of 14 New Species

  title={Phylogenetic Revision of Tephritomyia Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae), With Description of 14 New Species},
  author={Elizabeth Morgulis and Amnon Freidberg and Netta Dorchin},
  journal={Annals of the Entomological Society of America},
  pages={595 - 628}
Abstract Tephritomyia Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae) is a fruitfly genus currently with eight species, all of which develop in flowerheads of Echinops L. spp. (Asteraceae: Cardueae). Most species in the genus are restricted to the Afrotropical Region, but T. despoliata (Hering), T. lauta (Loew), and T. sericea Munro are found only in the Palearctic Region. Tephritomyia lauta was reared from Echinops viscosus DC. but no information on the life history of any other species has been available so… Expand
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