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Species Odontomyia hirtocculata

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Stratiomyomorpha
Family Stratiomyidae (Soldier flies)
Subfamily Stratiomyinae
Tribe Stratiomyini
Genus Odontomyia
No Taxon (Odontomyia arcuata-group)
Species hirtocculata (Odontomyia hirtocculata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Odontomyia pacifica Curran, 1927   (Preoccupied, secondary homonym of Clitellaria pacifica Wiedemann in Meigen, 1822 (1))
Odonotomyia hirtocculata James, 1936   [Original description of Curran, quoted in James(1936)]
Identification
Only species in the genus having eyes covered with conspicuous pile (all other Odontomyia have eyes bare).
Range
California.
"Fairly common in the coastal area, from Sonoma County southward to the Mexican border. I have seen one specimen, however, from Hope Valley, Alpine County." [From James(1960)]
Season
June to October but mostly late August and September. [From James(1960)]
Remarks
"Specimens with abraded hair on the eyes may be misdetermined as arcuata. Undoubtedly some records of arcuata in the literature pertain to this species." [From James(1960)]
Print References
Curran, C. H. (1927). Synopsis of the Canadian Stratiomyidae (Diptera). Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Third Series 21(Section V): 191-228.
James, Maurice T. (1936). The genus Odontomyia in America north of Mexico (Diptera, Stratiomyidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 29:, 517-550 (Full Text)
James, Maurice T. (1960). The soldier flies or Stratiomyidae of California. Bull. Cal. Insect Surv. 6(5), pp. 79-120 (Full Text)
James, Maurice T. (1974). The status of Odontomyia arcuata Loew, O. inaequalis Loew, and their close relatives in western North America (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Jour. Kansas Entomol. Soc., 47(2):222-226 (First page from JSTOR)
Works Cited
1.A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2001. North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp.