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Species Opomyza germinationis

Pallopteridae? - Opomyza germinationis - female Pallopteridae? - Opomyza germinationis - female Fly resting on a leaf - Opomyza germinationis Fly IMG_4974 - Opomyza germinationis Opomyza germinationis Fly - Opomyza germinationis Elgiva-like - Opomyza germinationis Opomyza germinationis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Opomyzidae
Genus Opomyza
Species germinationis (Opomyza germinationis)
The larva is a stem borer of many grasses, Poaceae.
Non-native, introduced from Europe in the 20th century. Its range is increasing.
Internet References
Wikipedia (in German)