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Family Canthyloscelidae

Diptera 6-05-10 04 - Synneuron decipiens Diptera 6-05-10 04b - Synneuron decipiens Long-horned fly - Exiliscelis californiensis - male - female Long-horned Fly - Exiliscelis californiensis Long-horned fly - Exiliscelis californiensis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Family Canthyloscelidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Canthyloscelididae Enderlein 1912
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), 16 spp. in 7 genera worldwide(2)
2.0-3.5 mm(1)
resemble Scatopsidae except palpus 4-segmented and flagellum with 10-14 simple bead-like flagellomeres; thorax rather slender, longer than high(1)
larvae in various kinds of decaying wood permeated by mycelia of various fungi(1)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 1
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1981. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.USDA Diptera Site (now closed)