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Species Brachydeutera longipes

Fly  - Brachydeutera longipes Shore Fly - Brachydeutera longipes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Ephydridae (Shore Flies)
Subfamily Ephydrinae
Genus Brachydeutera
Species longipes (Brachydeutera longipes)
Explanation of Names
Brachydeutera longipes Hendel 1913
Size
2.1-3.2 mm(1)
Identification
Lacks a sharp demarcation between the brownish dorsal area and the grayish ventral area(1)
Range
native to so. Asia (Iraq to Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia)(1), adventive in our area (ON-GA)(2)
Habitat
Aquatic habitats, preferring ones that are stable, permanent, with an abundance of vegetation. Very tolerant of sewage.(1)
Food
Larvae feed on algae and protozoans(1)
Remarks
comes to light(1)
Works Cited
1.An adventive species of Brachydeutera Loew in North America (Diptera: Ephydridae)
Mathis, W.N. and W.E. Steiner, Jr. 1986. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 94 (1): 56-61.
2.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5