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Genus Bromeloecia

Bromeloecia seltzeri  - NEW GENUS - Bromeloecia - male Bromeloecia seltzeri - NEW GENUS - Bromeloecia - male Bromeloecia - male Bromeloecia - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Sphaeroceridae (Lesser Dung Flies)
Subfamily Limosininae
Genus Bromeloecia
Explanation of Names
Bromeloecia Spuler 1924
Identification
Small flies, about 1 mm, with radial veins short, C not extending past R4+5, and crossveins nearly in line with each other.
Range
Mostly tropical, with one or two species ranging north to Minnesota and New Brunswick.
Remarks
Larvae of one species were found in fungi. Adults are attracted to dung and carrion.
Print References
Marshall, S. A. 1983. The genus Bromeloecia Spuler in North America (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 85(1):32-35.