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Family Neriidae - Cactus Flies

Fly Seeks ID, #2 - Odontoloxozus longicornis Robber Fly???? - Odontoloxozus longicornis - male Longhorn Cactus Fly - Odontoloxozus longicornis what bug? - Odontoloxozus longicornis Kissing Bug? - Odontoloxozus longicornis unknown bug - Odontoloxozus longicornis Female, Odontoloxozus longicornis? - Odontoloxozus longicornis - female Male, Odontoloxozus longicornis? - Odontoloxozus longicornis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Nerioidea
Family Neriidae (Cactus Flies)
Explanation of Names
Neriidae Westwood 1840
Numbers
3 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1)(2), >110 spp. in ~20 genera total(3)
Size
10-12 mm(1)
Range
in our area, sw. US(1)
Habitat
Larvae in dead cacti
Print References
(4)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.
3.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.
4.A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
Steven J. Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus. 1999. University of California Press.