Currant fruit fly (gooseberry maggot)

Currant Fruit Fly

This insect was found earlier this week in a Codling Moth trap. The question was asked is, is this an Apple Maggot. This is too early for Apple Maggot, today is May 19 and Apple Maggot are not expected till late June. It resembles the Walnut Husk Fly, but the wing pattern is wrong. So I ask the BC Ministry of Agriculture Entomologist and she identified it is a Currant Fruit Fly or Euphranta canadensis. It is the maggot in our currants and gooseberries. For more information see: the PNW Handbook

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