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Family Neriidae - Cactus Flies

Cactus fly - Odontoloxozus longicornis Longhorn Cactus Fly, Odontoloxozus longicornis - Odontoloxozus longicornis Longhorn Cactus Fly - Odontoloxozus longicornis Odontoloxozus longicornis - male Longhorn Cactus Fly - Odontoloxozus longicornis Longhorn Cactus Fly (Odontoloxozus longicornis) on Saguaro Cactus - Odontoloxozus longicornis Cactus fly - Odontoloxozus longicornis Bug ID? - Odontoloxozus longicornis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Nerioidea
Family Neriidae (Cactus Flies)
Numbers
3 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1)(2)
Size
10-12 mm(1)
Range
in our area, sw. US(1)
Habitat
Larvae in dead cacti
Print References
(3)
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.