Paracantha (Fruit Fly)
The Paracantha is a type of fruit fly currently found in several U.S. States. It is found most commonly in the central plains States. There is not a lot of information about it but it is believed to exist almost exclusively on plants belonging the genus of Cirsium. In this picture, we see the Fruit Fly is perched pre-blossom bud of the Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum) which is a native plant of Texas.
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