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Family Opomyzidae

spot-winged fly - Geomyza tripunctata Family Opomyzidae ? - Geomyza tripunctata Geomyza ? - Geomyza tripunctata Cereal Fly - Geomyza tripunctata Opomyzidae - Geomyza tripunctata Opomyza germinationis Fly - Opomyza germinationis Diptera - Acalyptratae Genus Geomyza - Geomyza tripunctata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Opomyzidae
Explanation of Names
Opomyzidae Fallén 1820
Numbers
13 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), ~60 spp. in 4 genera total(2)
Size
1-5 mm(1)
Range
adults on grass in moist areas; larvae probably stem borers(1)
Food
Grasses including cereal crops
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