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Species Thaumatomyia glabra

Very tiny hover fly ? - Thaumatomyia glabra Thaumatomyia glabra Thaumatomyia sp. - Thaumatomyia glabra Tiny Yellow and Black Striped Fly - Thaumatomyia glabra Thaumatomyia ? - Thaumatomyia glabra - female Grass Fly - Thaumatomyia glabra - male Frit Fly - Thaumatomyia glabra - female Syrphidae? - Thaumatomyia glabra
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Chloropidae (Frit Flies)
Subfamily Chloropinae (Grass Flies)
Genus Thaumatomyia
Species glabra (Thaumatomyia glabra)
"The larvae of Chloropisca glabra are peculiar among Chloropids in being predaceous on root aphids." -- Sabrosky, 1935
Print References
Sabrosky, Curtis W. 1935. The Chloropidae of Kansas (Diptera). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 61(3):207-268.