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Species Minettia flaveola

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Lauxanioidea
Family Lauxaniidae
Genus Minettia
Species flaveola (Minettia flaveola)
Explanation of Names
Sapromyza flaveola Coquillett, 1898
Sapromyza univittata Coquillett, 1904
Range
Western USA and British Columbia
Food
Larvae sometimes in decaying leaves and pine cones, but also in deserts.
Remarks
Common in California (and the only yellow Minettia there). Usually all yellow, sometimes with a dark stripe on the thorax (form univittata), sometimes more extensively gray.
Print References
Gaimari, Steve. An Ode to Minettia flaveola. Fly Times 40