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Genus Chlorops

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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 Chloropinae (Grass Flies)
Genus Chlorops
Explanation of Names
Chlorops Meigen 1803
Numbers
>40 spp. in our area, incl. several undescribed
See Also
often very similar to Thaumatomyia in colour pattern, but the scutellum is more convex on top in Chlorops, and very flat with a sharp margin in Thaumatomyia. Also, there are a few Chlorops with the distinctive pattern on the triangle on top of the head (dark round spots fore and aft on a pale background). --Terry Wheeler