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Genus Hylemya

Fly astride peony bud - Hylemya alcathoe Fly - Hylemya alcathoe - male Sarcophagidae or Tachinidae? - Hylemya alcathoe - male fly - Hylemya alcathoe - male Fly - Hylemya partita - male Fly - Hylemya partita - female Fly on Mushroom - Hylemya alcathoe - male deer scat fly - Hylemya partita - female
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 Hylemya
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly a very large genus, Hylemya contains only three North American species since Delia and other former subgenera were removed. European authors exclude Hylemyza as well; by that classification only two species remain in North America.
Arista with hairs as long as or longer than width of third antenna segment, katepisternal bristles 2:2, row of bristles across middle of tergites 4 and 5. Also with the following characters typical of Anthomyiidae: proboscis normal, eye bare, lower calypter not larger than upper, middle of proepisternum and upper edge of katepimeron without hairs, presutural acrostichals well developed, dorsocentrals 2+3.(1)(2)
Widespread in North America
Larvae in mammal dung (deer for partita, cattle for alcathoe).
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.The Muscidae of Northern Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Diptera)
Hugh C. Huckett. 1965. Entomological Society of Canada.