Tephriridae, Strauzia. Sunflower maggot, Taxonomy
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.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1988 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Stoltzfus, W. Bryan
"The Taxonomy and Biology of Strauzia (Diptera: Tephritidae),"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS, 95(4), 117-126.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol95/iss4/5