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Genus Myriophora - Millipede-killing Flies

Genus Myriophora - Myriophora Millipede with about 20 flies Millipede with about 20 flies Millipede with about 20 flies Millipede with about 20 flies American millipede with parasitizing flies - Myriophora American millipede with parasitizing flies - Myriophora
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Superfamily Platypezoidea
Family Phoridae (Scuttle Flies)
Genus Myriophora (Millipede-killing Flies)
Explanation of Names
Myriophora Brown 1992
Numbers
one of the most species-rich phorid genera, with estimated number of species worldwide ~200 (Hash et al. 2013)
Food
Larvae are parasitoids of millipedes, esp. Atopetholidae, Spirobolidae, Spirostreptidae, Aphelidesmidae (see here)
Remarks
adults often attracted to dying millipedes. --Brian Brown
Internet References
Taxon profile (Hash 2013)