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Species Brachydeutera longipes

Fly  - Brachydeutera longipes Shore Fly - Brachydeutera longipes
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
2.1-3.2 mm(1)
Lacks a sharp demarcation between the brownish dorsal area and the grayish ventral area(1)
native to so. Asia (Iraq to Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia)(1), adventive in our area (ON-GA)(2)
Aquatic habitats, preferring ones that are stable, permanent, with an abundance of vegetation. Very tolerant of sewage.(1)
Larvae feed on algae and protozoans(1)
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