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Family Neriidae - Cactus Flies

Cactus fly - Odontoloxozus longicornis Longhorn Cactus Fly (Odontoloxozus longicornis) on Saguaro Cactus - Odontoloxozus longicornis Odontoloxozus longicornis Bug - Odontoloxozus longicornis What species is this? - Odontoloxozus longicornis Borracho Bug - Odontoloxozus longicornis Odontoloxozus longicornis Odontoloxozus longicornis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Nerioidea
Family Neriidae (Cactus Flies)
3 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1)(2)
10-12 mm(1)
in our area, sw. US(1)
Larvae in dead cacti
Print References
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.
3.A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus. 1999. University of California Press.