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Species Delia platura - Seedcorn Maggot

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Classification
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 Delia
Species platura (Seedcorn Maggot)
Other Common Names
Bean Seed Fly
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthomyia platura Meigen, 1826
Pegomya fusciceps Zetterstedt
Hylemya cilicrura (Rondani)
and many more synonyms.
Identification
"Males of [Delia platura] may be identified by the leg chaetotaxy, especially the rather numerous (23-30) pv on t3 in combination with absence of an extended pv row on f3." (Graham C. D. Griffiths)
Range
Cosmopolitan, probably originally from Europe
Food
Decaying organic matter, roots, seeds including crops such as corn, grasshopper eggs
Life Cycle
Several generations per year. Pupa overwinters.
Remarks
There are probably many unidentified photos of this species on BugGuide, as it is both common and widespread.
See Also
Delia florilega differs in details of hairs on hind leg.