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Species Asteia beata

Asteia beata Fly - Asteia beata - female Fly - Asteia beata - female Asteiidae, lateralX - Asteia beata window fly - Asteia beata fly - Asteia beata - male Asteiid - Asteia beata Asteiid - Asteia beata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Asteiidae
Genus Asteia
Species beata (Asteia beata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asteia beata Aldrich 1912
Explanation of Names
Beata is Latin for blessed. Apparently Aldrich followed a convention established for European species of Asteia, which have names such as amoena (lovely), concinna (pretty), and elegantula (diminutive of elegant).
2.4 mm
Black, slightly pollinose mesonotum; yellow scutellum; and yellow abdomen with black spots identify this species within its genus.