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Genus Diastata

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Diastatidae
Genus Diastata
Explanation of Names
Diastata Meigen 1830
from Greek diistemi (διιστημι) 'to set apart, to separate'
Remarks
Six species are recorded from North America.
boreonigra: Holarctic, not known south of northern Canada and Alaska
costata: Holarctic south to northern USA
eluta: Western North America
ornata: Holarctic south to Panama
repleta: Eastern North America
vagans: Holarctic south to northern USA