Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthomyia platura Meigen, 1826
Pegomya fusciceps Zetterstedt
Hylemya cilicrura (Rondani)
and many more synonyms.
"Males of [Delia platura] may be identified by the leg chaetotaxy, especially the rather numerous (23-30) pv on t3 in combination with absence of an extended pv row on f3." (Graham C. D. Griffiths)
Cosmopolitan, probably originally from Europe
Decaying organic matter, roots, seeds including crops such as corn, grasshopper eggs
Several generations per year. Pupa overwinters.
There are probably many unidentified photos of this species on BugGuide, as it is both common and widespread.
Delia florilega differs in details of hairs on hind leg.