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Species Leucophenga varia

fly - Leucophenga varia Leucophenga varia Leucophenga maculosa? - Leucophenga varia Vinegar Fly - Leucophenga varia Leucophenga varia Tiny Unknown Fly - Leucophenga varia fly 2 - Leucophenga varia Leucophenga? - Leucophenga varia
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Drosophilidae (Vinegar Flies)
Subfamily Steganinae
Genus Leucophenga
Species varia (Leucophenga varia)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucophenga varia (Walker, 1849)
Eastern (generally southeastern: MA to NE & TX, south to Mexico) (1)
One of the two common, widespread species of this genus in our area, the other being Leucophenga maculosa. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Drosophilidae of the Nearctic region, exclusive of the genus Drosophila
Wheeler, M. R. 1952. Univ. Tex. Publs 5204: 162-218.