Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive


Species Opalimosina mirabilis

Opalimosina mirabilis - NEW GENUS - Opalimosina mirabilis - male Opalimosina mirabilis - NEW GENUS - Opalimosina mirabilis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Sphaeroceridae (Lesser Dung Flies)
Subfamily Limosininae
Genus Opalimosina
Species mirabilis (Opalimosina mirabilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Limosina mirabilis Collin, 1902
Long, spur originating near the middle of the underside of the hind tibia (not apical as in some Sphaerocerinae).
Nearly cosmopolitan. Introduced in New World.
"It is a polysaprophagous species, predominantly on dung, less frequently on compost."(1)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.