Rounded Rectangle: Continue to Tephritis species key Rounded Rectangle: Recognition : The species of Tephritis may be confused with those of similar small, grayish tephritine genera such as Dioxyna, Campiglossa, Euaresta, Euarestoides, or Trupanea. They differ from the first two genera in having a nongeniculate proboscis and lacking the dark spots usually present on the abdomen in Campiglossa and Dioxyna. They differ from Euaresta in lacking the bulla in cell r4+5 often present in the latter genus and in the shape of the male epandrium (not exceptionally wide and grooved as in Euaresta). They differ from Euarestoides and Trupanea in having two pairs of frontal bristles, and differ further from Trupanea in having 2 pairs of scutellar bristles. The hind femur has one or two preapical anterodorsal setae, but lacks the preapical posterodorsal seta usually present in other tephritine genera. There are two pairs of orbital bristles (the posterior pair usually white or yellowish and reclinate) and one pair of dorsocentral bristles, situated very close to the transverse suture. The wing pattern is usually extensively reticulate but nearly always has narrow rays to the apices of veins R4+5 and M and in cell m. The pterostigma is dark without a hyaline spot and this dark area extends posteriorly into at least cells r1, r2+3 and br. 

6 species occur or are likely to occur in Ontario:
Tephritis angustipennis
Tephritis araneosa
Tehpritis candidipennis
Tephritis michiganensis
Tephritis pura
Tephritis webbii