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Family Ulidiidae - Picture-winged Flies

Mating Black Onion Flies For Illinois In August - Tritoxa flexa - male - female Mating Picture-winged Fly - Tritoxa incurva - male - female Picture-winged Fly colorful picture-winged fly - Idana marginata Picture-wing Fly - Delphinia picta - female Picture-winged Fly  - Delphinia picta Fly on dead maple tree - Pseudotephritis vau Picture-winged Fly - Chaetopsis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Otitidae
The family was known as Otitidae for a long time [some sources still use that name, e.g.(1)] but Ulidiidae has priority(2)
Explanation of Names
Ulidiidae Macquart 1835
Numbers
2 subfamilies and 7 tribes, with ~130 spp. in ~40 genera of in our area and ~680 spp. in >100 genera worldwide(3)(4)(1)
Overview of our fauna (* –taxa not yet in the guide; classification from(4)):
Family Ulidiidae
SUBFAMILY ULIDIINAE
SUBFAMILY OTITINAE
Genera incertae sedis possibly related to Cephaliini Curranops · Diacrita · *Haigia · Idana · *Psaeropterella · *Tujunga
Otitinae incertae sedis Tetropismenus · *Texasa
Food
Larvae feed on decaying organic matter, but a few live in roots(1)