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Genus Trixoscelis

Heleomyzid-like flies - Trixoscelis - male - female Heleomyzidae - Trixoscelis polita Fly 7 - Trixoscelis deserta Small flies on Brassica nigra - Trixoscelis Acalyptratae - Trixoscelis polita Unknown Fly - Trixoscelis - female Fly - Trixoscelis Muscidae? - Trixoscelis - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Heleomyzidae
Genus Trixoscelis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes species formerly in Spilochroa and Zagonia, i.e. all North American species of former family Trixoscelididae
Explanation of Names
Trixoscelis Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
38 spp. in our area, many more in the Old World; also represented in the Neotropics(1)
1.6-3.7 mm(1)
Widespread, more diverse in dry/arid regions(1)
Life Cycle
Larval biology unknown(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the nearctic species of the genus Trixoscelis Rondani (Diptera: Heleomyzidae: Trixoscelidinae)
Foster, G.A. and W.N. Mathis. 2012. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, Volume 637: pp. 1-128.