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Genus Mycomya

Fungus gnat - Mycomya Fungus Gnat - Mycomya Mycomya - female Mycomya - female Mycomya - female long legged fly? - Mycomya - male Mycomya sp.? - Mycomya - female Mycomya? - Mycomya dichaeta
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 Mycetophilidae (Fungus Gnats)
Subfamily Mycomyinae
Genus Mycomya
Explanation of Names
Genus name is Greek for "fungus fly"
61 species per (1).
Coher found 35 species could be associated to specimens with types, while 25 more were only known from descriptions or females. (2)
Very diverse in the neotropics. (2)
ID is problematic. Older descriptions are unreliable and sexes are difficult to correlate. (2)
Works Cited
1.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.
2.A synopsis of American Mycomyiini with descriptions of new species (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)
Coher, E.I. 1959. Entomologica Americana, 38: 1-155.