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Delia floralis (turnip maggot)

Synonyms: Anthomyia flavopicta; Anthomyia vacans; Hylemyia crucifera

Wikipedia Abstract

Delia floralis, commonly known as the turnip root fly or summer cabbage fly, is a cosmopolitan pest of crops. The larvae or maggots feed on the roots of various plants in the Brassicaceae family.
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Prey / Diet

Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish)[1]
Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)[2]
Cichorium intybus (chicory)[1]
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[2]


Promachus yesonicus[3]


Pollinator of 
Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell)[2]


Alaska to Labrador, s. to British Columbia & Quebec), Europe, Russia, China, Korea, Japan;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Ecology of Commanster
3Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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