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Genus Rivellia

unidentified fruit fly - Rivellia fly - Rivellia inaequata Signal Fly - Riviella sp - Rivellia Rivellia Mating Pair - Rivellia - male Platystomatidae, Signal Flies - Rivellia - male - female Fly with stripe wings - Rivellia Rivellia? - Rivellia Fly - Rivellia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Platystomatidae (Signal Flies)
Genus Rivellia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Rivellia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Numbers
34 spp. in our area(2)(3)
Identification
Wave wings. Often difficult to identify from photographs. To increase the chance of ID, we need a clear, crisp view of the dorsal thorax (to see whether certain setae are present or absent), wing, and legs (to see the color pattern).
Range
Worldwide, incl. most of the Americas(2)
Habitat
on foliage, feces
Life Cycle
R. quadrifasciata lays eggs on leguminous plants; larvae bore into root nodules.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the flies of the genus Rivellia (Otiidae, Diptera) of America north of Mexico
Ryoji Namba. 1956. United States National Museum.
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.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.