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Species Coenosia humilis - Tiger Fly

tiger fly female, Coenosia humulis - Coenosia humilis - female Tiger fly eating midge - Coenosia humilis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Coenosiinae
Tribe Coenosiini
Genus Coenosia (Tiger Flies)
Species humilis (Tiger Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1826 by Johann Wilhelm Meigen as Coenosia humilis (humulis is a misspelling)
Anthomyza nana Zetterstedt, 1845
Explanation of Names
humilis is Latin for "lowly, small, slight, humble, insignificant"
Non-native. Introduced from the Old World.
Internet References
Systematich Beschreiben der bekannten zweiflëgeligen Insekten, v.5, p.221    Meigen's original description of the species (In German, with Fraktur lettering)