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Species Opomyza petrei

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Opomyzidae
Genus Opomyza
Species petrei (Opomyza petrei)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Opomyza petrei Mesnil, 1934
Identification
Paler than O. germinationis, mostly yellow with a dark median stripe on the abdomen.
Abdomen with dark median stripe which tapers almost uniformly from anterior margin of tergite cwo to posteri,or margin of tergite four; male, apex of cercus with dense, short, stiff black setulae.
Range
Native to Europe, first collected in North America in 1948. Now widespread.