Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Boreothrinax maculipennis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Pyrgotidae
Genus Boreothrinax
Species maculipennis (Boreothrinax maculipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrgota filiola Loew 1876, P. debilis Osten Sacken 1877
Explanation of Names
Boreothrinax maculipennis (Macquart 1846)
Range
e US to AZ(1)
See Also
two similar looking Sphecomyiella species are often confused with B. maculipennis --see(2) item (2)
Works Cited
1.Synopsis of the North American Pyrgotidae (Diptera)
Steyskal G.C. 1978. Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 80: 149-155.
2.Various Identification Issues with Pyrgotidae on BG