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Family Ulidiidae - Picture-winged Flies

Picture-winged Fly - Physiphora alceae - female Masked Fly - Zacompsia fulva - female Picture-winged Fly - Delphinia picta - female tiny very active fly with pretty eyes - Physiphora clausa Stictomyia punctata - female Ceroxys? - Ceroxys latiusculus Fly  - Euxesta notata - female Medium Fly at Sundown - Tetanops myopaeformis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Otitidae
The family was known as Otitidae for a long time [some sources still use that name, e.g.(1)] but Ulidiidae has priority(2)
Explanation of Names
Ulidiidae Macquart 1835
Numbers
2 subfamilies and 7 tribes, with ~130 spp. in ~40 genera of in our area and ~680 spp. in >100 genera worldwide(3)(4)(1)
Overview of our fauna (* –taxa not yet in the guide; classification from(4)):
Family Ulidiidae
SUBFAMILY ULIDIINAE
SUBFAMILY OTITINAE
Genera incertae sedis possibly related to Cephaliini Curranops · Diacrita · *Haigia · Idana · *Psaeropterella · *Tujunga
Otitinae incertae sedis Tetropismenus · *Texasa
Identification
Illustrated key to genera (5)
Food
Larvae feed on decaying organic matter, but a few live in roots(1)
Internet References
Dec. 14, 2017 Master's thesis by Charles Reid Wallace includes Key to the Nearctic genera [PDF]https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/handle/1840.20/35105

https://cjai.biologicalsurvey.ca/w_45/w_45.html
Published version of above thesis. NOTE: There are multiple errors in this paper, especially in the checklist section. There are also missing references / up to date keys for some genera. The author and editor of CJAI were contacted in April, soon after publication, about these errors but no corrigendum or revisions have been made as of August.