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Genus Eccoptomera

Red-eyed Fly - Eccoptomera Maybe Fruitfly ? - Eccoptomera Maybe Fruitfly ? - Eccoptomera Fly 2 - Eccoptomera Fly 2 - Eccoptomera Fly 2 - Eccoptomera Heleomyzid Fly - Eccoptomera Heleomyzid Fly - Eccoptomera
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sphaeroceroidea
Family Heleomyzidae
Subfamily Heleomyzinae
Tribe Oecotheini
Genus Eccoptomera
Explanation of Names
Eccoptomera Loew 1862
Numbers
7 spp. in our area(1), >30 total
Range
holarctic(2), in our area, western (BC-CA to SK-IA)(1)
although the BG photos are from the southwest, most specimens examined by Gill(3) were from farther north
Remarks
Most species can only be identified by dissecting males.
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.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5
3.The heleomyzid flies of America north of Mexico (Diptera: Heleomyzidae)
Gill, G.D. 1962. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 113: 495-603.