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Family Aulacigastridae

mating flies - Aulacigaster neoleucopeza - male - female fly - Aulacigaster mcalpinei Fly - Aulacigaster Aulacigaster  - Aulacigaster mcalpinei Aulacigaster - Aulacigaster mcalpinei Diptera. Sciomyzidae? - Aulacigaster Lauxaniid? - Aulacigaster Aulacigastridae sp - Aulacigaster mcalpinei
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Aulacigastridae
Explanation of Names
Aulacigastridae Duda 1924
5 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1)(2), 19 spp. in 5 genera total(3)
~2.5 mm(2)
Aulacigaster adults & larvae are found at slime fluxes and wounds of deciduous trees(4)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.
4.A revision of the genus Aulacigaster Macquart (Diptera: Aulacigastridae)
Rung, A. and W.N. Mathis. 2011. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology; no. 633.