Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Braulidae - Bee lice

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Braulidae (Bee lice)
Explanation of Names
Braulidae Egger 1853
Numbers
a single (introduced) species in our area, 7 spp. in 2 genera total(1)
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.