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Species Mycophila speyeri

Mycophila speyeri (Barnes 1926) - Mycophila speyeri - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Cecidomyiidae (Gall Midges and Wood Midges)
Subfamily Micromyinae (Wood Midges)
Genus Mycophila
Species speyeri (Mycophila speyeri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pezomyia speyeri Barnes, 1926
Holarctic, introduced in some parts of its range.
Life Cycle
Paedogenesis is the normal reproductive method, with winged adults produced under crowded conditions.
A pest of cultivated mushrooms.
"It was first identified from Great Britain. It is now known from Europe, China and Japan. In the US its distribution is from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland to Virginia. The larvae attack cultivated mushrooms and through shipping and world trade this species has been accidentally introduced to many ports of entry. Because the larvae cause economic damage to the mushroom industry, there is a great deal of literature surrounding this species."
Comment by John Plakidas, 28 September, 2014
Print References
Chung, Shiu-Ling and Robert Snetsinger. 1965. Environmental Effects Upon Reproduction of a Mushroom-infesting Cecid Fly, Mycophila speyeri (Barnes) (Diptera: Ceciodomyiidae). Canadian Entomologist 97(12):1318-1323.
Internet References