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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Tephriridae, Strauzia. Sunflower maggot, Taxonomy

Abstract

The North American genus Strauzia is revised. Five new species are included with keys to adults of the 12 known species. Host plant, important larval characteristics, and life cycle information are given for 11 of the species. The evolution of the genus is discussed and 14 host plants are reported. All species bore in the stems of Asteraceae, pupariate in the crown area or in the soil, and are univoltine.

Publication Date

December 1988

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

95

Issue

4

First Page

117

Last Page

126

Copyright

© Copyright 1988 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf