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Species Homoneura unguiculata

Lauxaniidae? - Homoneura unguiculata Some sort of Vinegar Fly? - Homoneura unguiculata Soap Bubble Wings - Homoneura unguiculata Soap Bubble Wings - Homoneura unguiculata Tephritidae? - Homoneura unguiculata Lauxaniidae? - Homoneura unguiculata fruit fly? - Homoneura unguiculata Homoneura unguiculata? - Homoneura unguiculata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Lauxanioidea
Family Lauxaniidae
Genus Homoneura
No Taxon (Subgenus Homoneura)
Species unguiculata (Homoneura unguiculata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lauxania (Minettia) unguiculata Kertész, 1913
Homoneura unguiculata
Explanation of Names
Named for the shape of the male genitalia: "Das Hypopygium des Männchens ist durch einen krallenförmigen Zahn gekennzeichnet, der auch bei vollständiger Retraktion sichtbar ist." Unguiculata is Latin for clawed.
Identification
Six rows of small acrostichals (native species with 2-4 often larger pairs), wing unmarked, antenna yellow with brown tip (tip not dark in native species), face with conspicuous silvery spots when viewed from above, arista with longer hairs than most native species.
Range
Native to southeast Asia, first American record from Florida in 1952
Print References
Kertész, K. 1913. H. Sauter's Formosa Ausbeute. Lauxaniidae. (Dipt). Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici 11:88
Shewell, G. E. 1966. An Oriental species of Homoneura Wulp apparently introduced into southeastern United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 68(3):212-213