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Genus Mosillus

Sorta syrphid looking, but small - Mosillus unknown fly - Mosillus bidentatus Small fly on encelia - Mosillus Small fly on encelia - Mosillus Diptera -? - Mosillus tibialis Diptera -? - Mosillus tibialis Diptera -? - Mosillus tibialis Fly - Mosillus bidentatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Ephydridae (Shore Flies)
Subfamily Gymnomyzinae
Genus Mosillus
Numbers
Three New World species.
Identification
A shiny black fly with prominent tubercle on face and silvery-reflective pubescence on mid tibia.
Range
Southern Canada to Peru; also in Europe, Asia, and South Africa.
bidentata, mostly western USA and adjacent Canada
tibialis, widespread southern Canada to Peru
stegmaieri, coastal from New Jersey to northern South America
See Also
Print References
Mathis, Wayne M. et al. 1993. Studies of Gymnomyzinae (Diptera: Ephydridae), V: A Revision of the Shore-Fly Genus Mosillus Latreille. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 548.