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Genus Atherigona - Shoot Flies

Mating Root-Maggot Flies? - Atherigona reversura - male - female Dipteran 18 - Atherigona Diptera - Atherigona reversura Muscoid fly - Atherigona reversura - female Fly with orange abdomen - Atherigona reversura Fly - Atherigona reversura Bermudagrass Stem Maggot? - Atherigona reversura Unknown fly - Atherigona
Classification
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
Numbers
~200 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
Range
An Old World genus with two species introduced to the New World.
Remarks
"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)
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