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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Ectecephala

Chloropidae, Ectecephala sp.(head & thorax-dorsal) - Ectecephala albistylum little gnat or...? - Ectecephala Close ups of head - Ectecephala Frit Fly? - Ectecephala Frit Fly? - Ectecephala Psilidae? - Ectecephala Grass Fly near Ectecephala - Ectecephala grass fly - Ectecephala
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Carnoidea
Family Chloropidae (Frit Flies)
Subfamily Chloropinae (Grass Flies)
Genus Ectecephala
Explanation of Names
Ectecephala Macquart 1851
5 sp. in our area(1)
Key in Sabrosky (1941) only includes 4 of 5 species as E. unicolor was considered a part of Chlorops at the time of publishing, but its characteristics are mentioned at the end of the paper.(1)
Works Cited
1.The Genus Ectecphala In North America (Diptera: Chloropidae)
Curtis W. Sabrosky. 1941. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.