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Genus Callopistromyia

fly - Callopistromyia annulipes Dancing fly - Callopistromyia annulipes speckeld fly - Callopistromyia annulipes peacock fly - Callopistromyia annulipes Peacock fly? - Callopistromyia annulipes Peacock Fly - Callopistromyia annulipes picture-winged fly - Callopistromyia strigula - male Fly ex inner bark, boxelder - Callopistromyia strigula
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Subfamily Otitinae
Tribe Myennidini
Genus Callopistromyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Callopistromyia Hendel 1907
Callopistria Loew, 1873
2 spp. in the genus, both in our area(1)
3.5–5.5 mm(1)
Key to species in(1)
nearctic genus; widespread across the US (south to GA-LA-UT-WA) and adjacent Canada (ON-BC)(1)
on dead or dying deciduous trees(1)
adults observed feeding on frass of wood borers in live Robinia pseudacacia(1)