ARTHROPODS OF FLORIDA
Florida State Collection of Arthropods
Museum of Entomology - Gainesville

Eurosta solidaginis Fitch, 1855
The Goldenrod (Ball) Gall Fly

INSECTA

Order: Diptera - True Flies

Family: Tephritidae - Fruit Flies

 

 

 

Taxonomy

 -Description:

 

Distribution

North America: Widespread from northern Florida throughout the USA, excepting the desert regions, north well into southern Canada.

Florida: Northern Florida only; recorded from Leon, Madison, and Suwannee Counties. Dubious records from Biscayne Bay and Charlette Harbor (Johnson 1895).

 

Natural History

-Host(s):

In Florida, restricted to Solidago canadensis L. var. scabra (Muhl. ex Willd.)Torr. & A.Gray.

-Biology

-Habitat

-Larval Stages:

-Flight Time

References

  • Benjamin 1934
  • Foote et al 1994
  • Ming 1989