Rounded Rectangle: Continue to Rhagoletis species key Rounded Rectangle: Recognition : Flies of the genus Rhagoletis have a black or yellowish brown thorax and abdomen, yellow legs, and prominently banded wings. One of the most distinctive features is the apically pointed first flagellomere, a character Rhagoletis shares with only a few genera in Ontario: Acidogona, Euarestoides, Jamesomyia, Xanthomyia, and Zonosemata. Rhagoletis may be distinguished from Acidogona and Euarestoides by its unicolourous (rather than mixed black and white) bristles and setulae, and from the latter three genera by the position of the dorsocentral bristles anterior to the midpoint between the acrostichal and postsutural supra-alar bristles. Vein r-m in Rhagoletis is situated near the midpoint of cell dm, the scutellum has two pairs of scutellar bristles, and there are three pairs of frontal bristles and two pairs of orbital bristles with the posterior pair reclinate. The scutellum is never swollen and the black-bodied species always have a prominent white or yellow spot. 

This is the largest tephritid genus in Ontario, with 13 species:
Rhagoletis basiola	Rhagoletis chionanthi
Rhagoletis cingulata	Rhagoletis cornivora Rhagoletis fausta	Rhagoletis juniperina Rhagoletis meigenii	Rhagoletis mendax Rhagoletis pomonella	Rhagoletis striatella Rhagoletis suavis	Rhagoletis tabellaria Rhagoletis zephyria