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Family Periscelididae

Periscelididae-Periscelis annulata (Fallen) - Periscelis flinti 8014435 fly - Periscelis flinti Fly on sycamore - Periscelis occidentalis Fly on sycamore - Periscelis occidentalis Cyamops halteratus Can it really be this hard to ID? - Periscelis occidentalis Possible Anthomyzidae - Stenomicra angustata ventral - Stenomicra angustata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Periscelididae
Explanation of Names
Periscelididae Oldenberg 1914
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), ~90 spp. in 11 genera total(2)
Size
3 mm(1)
Identification
Wing with R1 joining C near middle, R4+5 and M not convergent; postocellar setae strong.(1)
Habitat
come to sap oozing from wounded trees(1)
Remarks
rarely encountered(1)