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Genus Ozirhincus

Small Interesting Fly - Ozirhincus millefolii Diptera. - Ozirhincus millefolii - male Diptera. - Ozirhincus millefolii - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Cecidomyiidae (Gall Midges and Wood Midges)
Subfamily Cecidomyiinae (Gall Midges)
Supertribe Lasiopteridi
Tribe Lasiopterini
Genus Ozirhincus
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
Print References
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