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Family Periscelididae

Periscelididae-Periscelis annulata (Fallen) - Periscelis Periscelididae-Periscelis annulata (Fallen) - Periscelis 8014435 fly - Periscelis fly - Cyamops nebulosus - female Fly on sycamore - Periscelis Fly on sycamore - Periscelis Fly on sycamore - Periscelis Cyamops halteratus
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)