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Species Platystoma seminationis

Fruit fly - Platystoma seminationis Signal Fly - Platystoma seminationis Fky - Platystoma seminationis Signal fly Platystoma seminationis - Platystoma seminationis - female Signal fly Platystoma seminationis, probably a female. - Platystoma seminationis - female Many-spotted Fly - Platystoma seminationis Other speckled flies besides Trypetisoma? - Platystoma seminationis spotty fly - Platystoma seminationis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Platystomatidae (Signal Flies)
Genus Platystoma
Species seminationis (Platystoma seminationis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Also called Platystoma seminatione, but "seminationis is a noun in the genitive case (from 'seminatio') and does not change according to the gender of genus name (neutrum in Platystoma)." (Comment by Valery Korneyev on
Explanation of Names
Platystoma seminationis (Fabricius 1775)
native to Europe, adventive in NA
earliest record in our area: Chicago area, 2003
The biology of Platystoma is poorly known, but most species, like the majority of Platystomatidae, are probably saprophages as larvae. (Norrbom & Curtis 2006)
Print References
Norrbom A.L., Curtis R. (2006) Platystoma seminationis (Fabricius) (Diptera: Platystomatidae) introduced to the United States. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 108: 474-475.
Internet References