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Species Helcomyza mirabilis

Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Helcomyzidae
Genus Helcomyza
Species mirabilis (Helcomyza mirabilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Helcomyza mirabilis Melander, 1920
Explanation of Names
Mirabilis means remarkable, a word used by Melander in his description of the species.
Identification
Distinguished from other nearctic Dryomyzidae (s. lat.) by combination of spotted wing and antennae separated by more than the diameter of one antenna. Also grayish compared to orange color of most species.
Range
Pacific coast in Washington and Oregon
Habitat
Ocean beaches
Food
European relatives have been observed feeding on dead crabs and jellyfish.