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Species Physiphora alceae

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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Physiphora alceae (Preyssler 1791)
Size
~5mm (BG images)
Range
Cosmopolitan. Non-native in the Nearctic.
Food
Larvae feed on decaying plant and animal material and feces; adults feed on flowers (prefer Apiaceae)