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Subfamily Gymnomyzinae

Fly - Ochthera Athyroglossa? - Athyroglossa glaphyropus 6014484 Ochthera - Ochthera Fly - Ochthera shore fly - Ochthera Shore fly - Hecamede albicans Shore Fly - Athyroglossa Fly near Big Cypress - Ochthera
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 Gymnomyzinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gymnomyzidae is an older name for Ephydridae, but fell out of use. It was reestablished as a subfamily name in 1992. The genus name Gymnomyza is no longer used because it is considered a synonym of Mosillus.
Normally with presutural dorsocentral bristles absent, prescutellar acrostichals small and close together, and reclinate froto-orbital bristle in front of proclinate.
Print References
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1993. EPHYDRIDAE Zetterstedt, 1837 (Insecta, Diptera): given precedence over GYMNOMYZIDAE Latreille, 1829. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 50:259-260 (biostor)