Florida State Collection of Arthropods
Museum of Entomology - Gainesville

Genus Callachna Aldrich


Order: Diptera - True Flies

Family: Tephritidae - Fruit Flies

Adults are small flies with blackish bodies.

Larvae form galls in the stem of the host.  

This genus is monotypic containing only the species C. gibba.


Foote, R. H., F. L. Blanc, and A. L. Norrbom. 1993. Handbook of the fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of America north of Mexico. Cornell University Press, Ithaca NY. 571 pp.

Johnson, C. W. 1913. Insects of Florida. I. Diptera. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 32:37-90.

Ming, Y. 1989. A revision of the genus Eurosta Loew, with a scanning electron microscope study of taxonomic characters (Diptera: Tephritidae). Thesis, Washington State University. xiv + 190 p.

Steyskal, G. C. and R. H. Foote. 1977. Revisionary notes on North American Tephritidae (Diptera), with keys and descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 79: 146-155.