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Family Dryomyzidae

Fly - Dryomyza anilis Sciomyzidae? - Dryomyza Orange fly - Dryomyza anilis Drosophila - Dryomyza Fly flies on stinkhorn - Dryomyza - male - female Diptera. Drymomyzidae. Dryomyza. beach fly Saltspring - Oedoparena
Classification
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
Numbers
9 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), 30 spp. in 6 genera total(2)
Size
4.5-12 mm(1)
Identification
They resemble marsh flies but have a well-developed clypeus.
Range
much of NA
Habitat
Adults generally found in moist woods. Larval stages, unknown.(3)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.
3.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.