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Genus Atherigona - Shoot Flies

Muscidae -? - Atherigona Muscidae -? - Atherigona Atherigona - ? - Atherigona reversura Small fly - Atherigona reversura Sciomyzoidea? - Atherigona reversura Small fly for Identification - Atherigona reversura Fly - Atherigona reversura Muscidae--Atherigona reversura? - Atherigona reversura
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Phaoniinae
Genus Atherigona (Shoot Flies)
Explanation of Names
Atherigona Rondani 1856
~200 spp. worldwide(1)
An Old World genus with two species introduced to the New World.
"Atherigona species will breed in decaying plant material or animal matter, and A. orientalis is known to produce secondary infestations in a few crop plants such as sorghum and maize."(1)
Print References
Pont AC, Magpayo FR (1995). Muscid shoot-flies of the Philippine Islands (Diptera, Muscidae, genus Atherigona Rondani). Bulletin of
Entomological Research Supplement Series 3: 1–123.
Internet References
A. reversura in so. Georgia
A. orientalis fact sheet(2)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.
2.University of Florida: Featured Creatures