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Genus Physiphora

Green Fly - Physiphora alceae - female golden fly ? - Physiphora alceae - male Fly - Physiphora clausa small fly with patterned eyes - Soldier Fly? - Physiphora alceae - male Unidentified Fly 1 - Physiphora alceae - female Physiphora - Physiphora alceae Physiphora - Physiphora alceae Physiphora? - Physiphora alceae
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 Ulidiinae
Tribe Ulidiini
Genus Physiphora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Physiphora Fallén 1810
2 sp. in our area, ~30 spp. total(1)
predominantly African (+ a few spp. in the Oriental Region and Solomon Islands), with some synanthropic species introduced into the New World and Australasia(2)
P. alceae: mostly black legs
P. clausa: yellow legs