Rust flies

I hese slender Hies are reddish brown to black, with a slightly triangular or rounded head. The common name refers to the rust-red, flaking appearance of plant roots that have been affected by the larvae.

• life Cycle Eggs are laid on host plants or in soil near the roots. The larvae of most rust flies bore through plant stems or roots and under bark; some form galls.

• Occurrence strong longitudinal veins

Mainly in the Northern I lemispherc. In woodland and damp areas.

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Larvae are pale, smooth, slender, and cylindrical.

slightly triangular head slightly triangular head

dark thorax

strong longitudinal veins

PSIIA ROSAE, better known as the Carrot Root Fly, is a widespread pest of carrot, celery, and parsnip plants.

Order DlPTKRA

Family SARCOPHAGIDAK

No. of species 2 500

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