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Family Asteiidae

Asteia beata Fly - Asteia beata - female fly - Asteia beata mystery fly Asteia beata? Asteiid - Asteia beata Asteia  - Asteia - female Asteia  - Asteia - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Asteiidae
Explanation of Names
Asteiidae Rondani 1856
Numbers
6 genera in our area, ~140 spp. in 10 genera total(1)
Identification
Tiny flies with distinctive wing venation
Habitat
have been reared from fungi and decaying vegetation; adults sometimes collected at tree sap
Print References
(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.
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.Diptera.info