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Genus Phyllomyza

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Milichiidae (Freeloader Flies)
Subfamily Phyllomyzinae
Genus Phyllomyza
Explanation of Names
Phyllomyza Fallén 1810
3 species known from the Nearctic region(1), close to 50 spp. total(2)
Phyllomyza hirtipalpis Malloch, 1913
Phyllomyza milnei Steyskal, 1942
Phyllomyza securicornis Fallén, 1823 (Holarctic)
Some Palearctic & Oriental species are associated with ants. Adults of some spp. are kleptoparasitic and feed on prey of spiders & reduviids.(3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Brake I. (2007-) Milichiidae online
3.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.