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Genus Chalarus

Big-headed Fly - Chalarus Big-headed Fly - Chalarus Unknown Diptera - Chalarus Unknown Diptera - Chalarus Small Fly with Big Eyes - Chalarus Small Fly with Big Eyes - Chalarus Fly - Chalarus Fly - Chalarus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Pipunculidae (Big-headed flies)
Subfamily Chalarinae
Genus Chalarus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
member of Chalarinae, a small group represented in NA by 2 genera(1)
Numbers
2 adventive (Palaearctic) spp.(2) + >20 undescribed spp. in our area (comment by Jeff Skevington), >40 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
Veins M1+2 missing (illustration)
Food
mostly parasitoids of Typhlocybinae (Cicadellidae)(1)
Works Cited
1.Skevington J. (2005-2008) Pipunculidae, big-headed flies (in The Tree of Life Web Project)
2.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.