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Genus Atherigona - Shoot Flies

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Phaoniinae
Genus Atherigona (Shoot Flies)
Explanation of Names
Atherigona Rondani 1856
~200 spp. worldwide(1)
An Old World genus with two species introduced to the New World.
"Atherigona species will breed in decaying plant material or animal matter, and A. orientalis is known to produce secondary infestations in a few crop plants such as sorghum and maize."(1)
Internet References
A. reversura in so. Georgia
A. orientalis fact sheet[Cite:185010]
Works Cited
1.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.