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Genus Lamprolonchaea

Small metallic-green Fly with black face and pale tarsi on Manroot - Lamprolonchaea smaragdi - female Small metallic-green Fly with black face and pale tarsi on Manroot - Lamprolonchaea smaragdi - female Small metallic-green Fly with black face and pale tarsi on Manroot - Lamprolonchaea smaragdi Small metallic-green Fly with black face and pale tarsi on Manroot - Lamprolonchaea smaragdi Small metallic-green Fly with black face and pale tarsi on Manroot - Lamprolonchaea smaragdi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Lonchaeidae (Lance Flies)
Genus Lamprolonchaea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lonchaea (Lamprolonchaea) Bezzi, 1920
Explanation of Names
Bright (or shining) Lonchaea
Identification
Shining green Lonchaeidae, not black as usual.
Range
Lamprolonchaea is native to Africa and the Pacific region. The BugGuide photos from California are the first sightings in the wild in North America.
Remarks
There are about 40 species, many undescribed. A few species are potential pests with a history of accidental introduction or interception at ports of entry. Species ID normally requires examination of male genitalia.