Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

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Tephritidae (True Fruit Flies)

There are more than 4,600 species in this family. Flies in this family are incredibly host specific and they tend to develop only in plants. They location of development can differ as some will choose the stems, roots, or flowers. Because of their dependence upon plants, some are considered to be serious pests.

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