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Family Richardiidae

Sepsisoma? - Odontomera ferruginea - female Fly 13 - Omomyia Richardiidae - Coniceps niger - female Odontomera?? - Odontomera ferruginea - female Odontomera limbata - female Epiplatea erosa 20160709B07 - Sepsisoma 20160709B07 - Sepsisoma
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Richardiidae
Explanation of Names
Richardiidae Loew 1868
Numbers
10 spp. in 6 genera in our area(1), ~180 spp. in 34 genera total(2)
Range
restricted to the Americas, esp. the Neotropics; in our area, more diverse in sw. US(1); the only widespread sp. is Odontomera ferruginea(3)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.