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Genus Rivellia

Picture Wing Fly? - Rivellia Rivellia inaequata - female 8016382 Rivellia - Rivellia Rivellia Mating Pair of Signal Flies - Rivellia - male - female Rivellia Fly with stripe wings - Rivellia 9040112 Rivellia - Rivellia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Platystomatidae (Signal Flies)
Genus Rivellia
Explanation of Names
Rivellia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Numbers
34 spp. in our area(1)(2)
Identification
Wave wings. Often difficult to identify from photographs. To increase the chance of ID, we need a clear, crisp view of the dorsal thorax (to see whether certain setae are present or absent), wing, and legs (to see the color pattern).
Range
worldwide, incl. most of the Americas(1)
Habitat
Found on foliage, feces
Season
Summer
Food
Adults seen feeding on feces in Durham, NC (P. Coin, pers. obs.)
Life Cycle
R. quadrifasciata lays eggs on leguminous plants; larvae bore into root nodules.
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.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.