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Species Physiphora alceae

golden fly ? - Physiphora alceae - male Fly - Physiphora alceae Fly - Physiphora alceae - male Red-faced - Physiphora alceae - female Ulidiidae, beauty fly, frontal - Physiphora alceae - female Fly - Physiphora alceae - female Physiphora sp. - Physiphora alceae Physiphora alceae? - Physiphora alceae
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Subfamily Ulidiinae
Tribe Ulidiini
Genus Physiphora
Species alceae (Physiphora alceae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Physiphora alceae (Preyssler 1791)
~5mm (BG images)
Cosmopolitan. Non-native in the Nearctic.
Larvae feed on decaying plant and animal material and feces; adults feed on flowers (prefer Apiaceae)