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Family Dryomyzidae

Tetanocera? - Dryomyza anilis fly on stinkhorm mushroom - Dryomyza anilis Sciomyzidae - Marsh Flies Dryomyza anilis - Dryomyza anilis - female  Homoneura? - Dryomyza anilis Dryomyza ? - Dryomyza anilis Fly on counter - Dryomyza anilis fly - Paradryomyza setosa Fly?
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Dryomyzidae
Explanation of Names
Dryomyzidae Schiner 1862
8 spp. in 6 genera in our area, 22 spp. in 6 genera total(1)
4.5-12 mm(2)
They resemble marsh flies but have a well-developed clypeus.
much of NA
Adults generally found in moist woods. Larval stages, unknown.(3)
Print References
Steyskal, G. C. 1957. A revision of the family Dryomyzidae (Diptera, Acalyptratae). Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 42: 55-68.
Steyskal, G. C. 1958. Notes on Nearctic Helcomyzidae and Dryomyzidae (Diptera Acalyptratae). Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 43: 133-143.
Works Cited
1.World catalog and conspectus on the family Dryomyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora)
Wayne N. Mathis & Masahiro Sueyoshi. 2011. Myia 12: 207–233.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.