Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ozirhincus Rondani 1840
Among the approximately 20 spelling variations are Oxyrhincus and Ozirhinchus.
Explanation of Names
Possibly Greek for "sharp nose"
Four European species, one of them introduced to North America
Palearctic; one species introduced to and widespread in North America
Dorchin N, Astrin JJ, Bodner L, Harris KM. 2015. Morphological and Molecular Revision of the Genus Ozirhincus (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)—Long-Snouted Seed-Feeding Gall Midges on Asteraceae. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0130981. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0130981