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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Subfamily Hydrelliinae

squat dark fly - Dichaeta Long legged  Fly - Hydrellia Fly - Hydrellia fly - Notiphila Fly - Hydrellia Paralimna punctipennis Fly - Hydrellia Fly - Paralimna
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Ephydridae (Shore Flies)
Subfamily Hydrelliinae
Fronto-orbital bristles proclinate and/or reclinate (vs. lateroclinate in Ephydrinae), presutral dorsocentral bristles present (vs. absent in Gymnomyzinae and Discomyzinae), anterior and posterior notopleural bristles near same level (vs. posterior much above anterior in Ilytheinae).
Print References
Cresson, E. T., Jr. 1946. Synopses of North American Ephydridae (Diptera). III. The tribe Notiphilini of the sub family Notiphilinae. Trans. Am. ent. Soc. i2:227-240. (online via Cornell)