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Family Psilidae - Rust Flies

5011175 great mystery - unknown fly - Chyliza Small Fly - Loxocera cylindrica 5001504 - Loxocera Chyliza sp.? - Chyliza erudita 9003149 Loxocera - Loxocera 4001849 Psilid - Psila lateralis Vinegar Fly? red and black ? - Loxocera
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Psilidae (Rust Flies)
Explanation of Names
Psilidae Macquart 1835
Numbers
~30 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), ~320 spp. in 13 genera total(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.
3.Diptera.info