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Genus Thaumatomyia

Frit Fly 8803 - Thaumatomyia small fly - Thaumatomyia pulla Grass Fly - Thaumatomyia Chloropinae?  - Thaumatomyia Small yellow fly - Thaumatomyia? - Thaumatomyia fly - Thaumatomyia fly - Thaumatomyia grata Thaumatomyia glabra
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Chloropidae (Frit Flies)
Subfamily Chloropinae (Grass Flies)
Genus Thaumatomyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chloropisca Loew 1866
Pseudochlorops Malloch 1914
Explanation of Names
Thaumatomyia Zenker 1833
Numbers
11 spp. in the Nearctic Region, 42 worldwide (Narchuk 2000)
Identification
Note margined scutellum and the apically positioned scutellar bristles (comments here)
Food
Larvae predaceous on aphids (Narchuk 2000)
Remarks
Some spp. are known to have mass outbreaks, invade homes, and become a nuisance (Narchuk 2000; Sikes 2008)
Print References
Sabrosky C.W. (1936). A Review of the nearctic species of Chloropisca (Diptera, Chloropidae. The Canadian Entomologist 68:170-177. (1st page)
Sabrosky C.W. (1943). A revised synopsis of nearctic Thaumatomyia (=Chloropisca) (Diptera, Chloropidae). Canadian Entomologist 75: 109-117. (1st page)