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Family Xylomyidae

Windfall maple fly - Xylomya americana Xylomya terminalis Solva - Solva pallipes - female Fly - Solva pallipes Xylomyidae, antenna - Xylomya tenthredinoides Fly - Xylomya Fly - Solva pallipes Xylomyid Fly - Solva pallipes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Stratiomyomorpha
Family Xylomyidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Solvidae
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Xylomyidae Verrall 1901
Numbers
11 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~140 described spp. in 4 genera worldwide(2)
Size
5-15 mm(3)
Range
much of the world, most diverse in Eurasia (>2/3 of the world fauna); both our genera are widespread in the Old World; other two genera are precinctive to n. India & Nepal and the Neotropics, respectively(2)
Habitat
wooded areas, larvae under bark(3)
Food
Larvae are predaceous or saprophagous(3)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic species of the family Solvidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Webb D.W. 1984. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 110: 245-293.
2.A catalog of the World Xylomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2011. Myia 12: 417–453.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.