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Genus Meromyza

Meromyza sp.? - Meromyza Grass Fly (Meromyza sp.) - Meromyza Frit Fly - Meromyza Green Fly - Meromyza - female Sciomyzoidea? - Meromyza tiny fly - Meromyza Meromyza communis Fedoseeva - Meromyza communis - male Green fly - Meromyza
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Carnoidea
Family Chloropidae (Frit Flies)
Subfamily Chloropinae (Grass Flies)
Genus Meromyza
Explanation of Names
Meromyza Meigen 1830
Numbers
23 spp. in our area(1), many more worldwide
Identification
The costal vein ends right after R2+3, and the metatibial femora are enlarged, making the tibia curved.
key to spp. in(1)
Comment from Terry Wheeler: " Fedoseeva's key is incomplete and doesn't work that well in some couplets, especially for females. There are also more eastern species of Meromyza, and more variation within species, than she may have realized. Still lots of work needed on this genus."
Food
Larvae are stem borers in grasses.
Works Cited
1.Chloropid flies of the genus Meromyza Meigen, 1830 (Diptera: Chloropidae) of North America
Fedoseeva L.I. 2004. Russian Ent. J. 12: 425-430 (2003).