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Species Pnyxia scabiei - Potato Scab Gnat

Fly - Pnyxia scabiei - male Fly - Pnyxia scabiei - male Fly - Pnyxia scabiei - male Fly - Pnyxia scabiei - male
Classification
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 Sciaridae (Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
Genus Pnyxia
Species scabiei (Potato Scab Gnat)
Explanation of Names
Pnyxia scabiei (Hopkins 1895)
Range
probably cosmopolitan; in our area, NY-PA-WV(1)
Habitat
mostly synanthropic, rarely been observed in natural habitats, and only sometimes in caves(1)
Remarks
sometimes causes damage in greenhouses(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of North America
Mohrig W., Heller K., Hippa H., Vilkamaa P., Menzel F. 2012. Studia dipterologica 19: 141–286.