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Subfamily Mydinae

Mydas Fly? - Mydas clavatus Mydas Fly - Mydas clavatus - Mydas clavatus fly  - Mydas Found this in my garden - Mydas clavatus - male - female fly? - Phyllomydas parvulus - male Decoupled Mating Pair of Mydids - Mydas ventralis - male - female Orange-spotted mydas fly - Mydas clavatus Unknown black wasp - Mydas clavatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Mydidae (Mydas Flies)
Subfamily Mydinae
29 spp. in 4 genera of 3 tribes in our area, >80 spp. in 12 genera of 4 tribes total (one monotypic tribe in S.America)(1)
New World group (Canada to Argentina); in our area, more diverse in the south, with just one sp. (the common Mydas clavatus) reaching Canada in the east(1)