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Genus Bitheca

Bitheca boleta - male Bitheca boleta - male Bitheca boleta - female Bitheca boleta - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sphaeroceroidea
Family Sphaeroceridae (Lesser Dung Flies)
Subfamily Limosininae
Genus Bitheca
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bitheca Marshall, 1987
Keyed as "undescribed genus" in Manual of Nearctic Diptera
Explanation of Names
Probably so called because the female has only two spermathecae, compared to three in most Diptera.
Print References
Marshall, S. A. (1987), Systematics of Bitheca, a new genus of New World Sphaeroceridae (Diptera). Systematic Entomology, 12: 355–380. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1987.tb00207.x