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Family Cryptochetidae - Scale Parasite Flies

diptera: cryptochetidae - from Alameda, California - Cryptochetum iceryae diptera: cryptochetidae - from Alameda, California - Cryptochetum iceryae diptera: cryptochetidae - from Alameda, California - Cryptochetum iceryae cottony cushion scale parasite? - Cryptochetum iceryae - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Cryptochetidae (Scale Parasite Flies)
Explanation of Names
Cryptochetidae Brues & Melander 1932
Numbers
1 sp. intentionally introduced into CA(1), 34 spp. in 3 genera total(2)
Size
1.5-2 mm(1)