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Species Hydrophoria lancifer

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Anthomyiidae (Root-Maggot Flies)
Genus Hydrophoria
Species lancifer (Hydrophoria lancifer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Musca lancifer Harris, 1780
Wing yellowish at base, lower calypter larger than upper, arista with long hairs, acrostichals in rows close together, prealar bristle long, scutellum covered in small hairs, tibiae yellow to dark brown, two posterodorsal bristles on hind tibia with lower longer. See also for discrimination from European species.

A common European species introduced to Northeastern United States in the 1920s. There are disjunct Northeastern and Pacific Northwest populations.
See Also
Zaphne divisa has whiter calpyters.