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Genus Lemnaphila - Duckweed Miner Flies

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Ephydridae (Shore Flies)
Subfamily Hydrelliinae
Genus Lemnaphila (Duckweed Miner Flies)
Explanation of Names
"Duckweed lover." Lemna is the genus of duckweed.
Numbers
Six species, but only one in North America.
Size
Small, most species under 2 mm.
Range
Widespread in New World, but most species are in South America.
Life Cycle
Larvae mine in duckweed (Lemnaceae or Lemnoideae depending on the classification in use).
Remarks
Closely related to Hydrellia, with a shorter vein R2+3, no prescutellar acrostichal bristles, and posterior notopleural bristle above anterior.