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Species Elachiptera longiventris

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Chloropidae (Frit Flies)
Subfamily Oscinellinae
Genus Elachiptera
Species longiventris (Elachiptera longiventris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachiptera longiventris (Johannsen, 1924)
Identification
First abdominal tergite greatly lengthened, forming a "plate" that covers almost all of the dorsum of the abdomen.
Range
Probably widespread in the east, but not commonly seen. Types were collected in NY, also known from MI & TX. (1)
Works Cited
1.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.