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Genus Thaumatomyia

Frit Fly  - Thaumatomyia Tiny Yellow Black-striped Fly, Chlorops? - Thaumatomyia Chloropidae - Thaumatomyia rubida Leaf Miner Fly ? - Thaumatomyia Thaumatomyia? - Thaumatomyia Thaumatomyia sp. - Thaumatomyia glabra fly - Thaumatomyia Thaumatomyia rubida - Thaumatomyia
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
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. (1943) A revised synopsis of nearctic Thaumatomyia (= Chloropisca) (Diptera, Chloropidae). Canadian Entomologist 75: 109-117.