Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Notiphila smaragdi Walker, 1849 (the species is not closely related to species currently in the genus Notiphila)
The only shining green Lonchaeidae known from North America.
Native to the Old World tropics, recently introduced in California.
Often called "Metallic Green Tomato Fly", partly due to confusion with the tomato pest L. brouniana.
Hauser, Martin, James N. Hogue and Emile Fiesler. 2017. Lamprolonchaea smaragdi
(Walker, 1849) (Diptera: Lonchaeidae) newly established in Los Angeles County, California: first record for North America. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 93(2):61-64