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Family Coelopidae - Kelp Flies

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Coelopidae (Kelp Flies)
Explanation of Names
Coelopidae Hendel 1910
Numbers
2 genera in N. America, 35 spp. in 14 genera total(1)
Size
3.7-9 mm
Range
coastal wrack zone
Food
exclusively decaying kelp
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.