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Species Physiphora alceae

Green Fly - Physiphora alceae Picture-Winged Fly - Physiphora alceae small fly with patterned eyes - Soldier Fly? - Physiphora alceae Picture-Winged Fly  - Physiphora alceae Unknown fly - Physiphora alceae Physiphora alceae? Female? - Physiphora alceae Another unknown fly species - Physiphora alceae Red-faced - Physiphora alceae - female
Classification
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)
Explanation of Names
Physiphora alceae (Preyssler 1791)
Range
Cosmopolitan. Non-native in the Nearctic.
Food
Larvae feed on decaying plant and animal material and feces; adults feed on flowers (prefer Apiaceae)