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Genus Brachydeutera

Water strider mimics? - Probably Brachydeutera sturtevanti. - Brachydeutera Gnat on water - Brachydeutera Unknown Diptera - Brachydeutera argentata Brachydeutera? - Brachydeutera Brachydeutera? - Brachydeutera Fly ID - Brachydeutera argentata Fly ID - Brachydeutera argentata Fly ID - Brachydeutera argentata
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 Ephydrinae
Genus Brachydeutera
Explanation of Names
Brachydeutera Loew 1862
Numbers
3 native species, widespread(1) plus the adventive Oriental B. longipes in the east(2)
Print References
Wirth (1964) A revision of the shore flies of the genus Brachydeutera Loew (Diptera: Ephydridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 57: 3-12.
Mathis (1983) Notes on Brachydeutera Loew (Diptera: Ephydridae) from North America. Entomological News, 94:177-180.
Mathis & Steiner (1986) An adventive species of Brachydeutera Loew in North America (Diptera: Ephydridae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 94: 56-61.
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.An adventive species of Brachydeutera Loew in North America (Diptera: Ephydridae)
Mathis, W.N. and W.E. Steiner, Jr. 1986. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94 (1): 56-61.