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Genus Hydrotaea

Fly - Hydrotaea Shiny fly with orange wing bases - Hydrotaea militaris - male Shiny fly with orange wing bases - Hydrotaea militaris - male fly - Hydrotaea ignava - male Hydrotaea houghi Malloch - Hydrotaea houghi Azelia ? - Hydrotaea - female Hydrotaea succedens? - Hydrotaea - female Shiny black muscid - Hydrotaea? - Hydrotaea - female
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 Azeliinae
Tribe Azeliini
Genus Hydrotaea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
some workers treat Ophyra as a synonym(1)
Explanation of Names
Hydrotaea Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
<20 spp. in our area, ~120 total (Vikhrev 2015)
widespread(2); found in all zoogeographical regions(1), by far most diverse in the Palaearctic (Vikhrev 2015)
the nearctic H. aenescens, a house fly predator, has been introduced to Europe during early 1960s and now widespread there(3)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.
2.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
3.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.