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Genus Pterodontia

Pterodontia from northern Sierra Nevada - Pterodontia flavipes - male Pterodontia from northern Sierra Nevada - Pterodontia flavipes - male Acroceridae - Pterodontia ? - Pterodontia westwoodi - female Typical Pterodontia vix from the CAS - Pterodontia vix - male Pterodontia misella? - Pterodontia misella - male Curated Specimen from the CAS - Pterodontia johnsoni - female Small-headed Fly. - Pterodontia johnsoni Small-headed Fly. - Pterodontia johnsoni - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Family Acroceridae (Small-headed Flies)
Genus Pterodontia
Explanation of Names
Pterodontia Gray 1832
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(1):
flavipes Gray transcontinental (OR-CA to NB-MD)
johnsoni Cole w US (WA-CA-ID)
misella Osten Sacken w NA (BC-CA to MT-UT)
notomaculata Sabrosky w US (OR-ID-CA)
vix Townsend CA
westwoodi Sabrosky east coast (MA-GA)
Identification
Eyes pilose; antennae are attached below the middle of the head, and are small, short, and inconspicuous; mouthparts small and nearly imperceptible; males have a tooth-like projection along the costal edge of the wing (females lack this "tooth"); tibiae have (small) apical spurs.
Print References
(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.
2.A new species and notes on Acroceridae (Diptera)
Sabrosky C.W. 1943. Ent. News 55: 176-182.
3.A further contribution to the classification of the North American spider parasites of the family Acroceratidae (Diptera)
Sabrosky C.W. 1948. Am. Midl. Nat. 39: 382-430.