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Subfamily Mydinae

Black & Orange BG2797 E1923 - Mydas chrysostomus - male Black with orange mydas fly - Mydas clavatus Mydas fly - Phyllomydas parvulus - female Mydas clavatus? - Mydas clavatus - female Mydas Fly - Mydas Mydas flies - Mydas clavatus - male - female Unidentifiable, possibly a wasp? - Mydas clavatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Mydidae (Mydas Flies)
Subfamily Mydinae
29 spp. in 4 genera of 3 tribes in our area, >80 spp. in 12 genera of 4 tribes total (one monotypic tribe in S.America)(1)
New World group (Canada to Argentina); in our area, more diverse in the south, with just one sp. (the common Mydas clavatus) reaching Canada in the east(1)