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Subfamily Discomyzinae

tiny fly - Leptopsilopa atrimana small fly - Leptopsilopa atrimana Fly ex Atriplex - Psilopa leucostoma Early spring fly - Leptopsilopa atrimana Fly - Trimerina madizans Fly - Trimerina madizans Helaeomyia petrolei - Diasemocera petrolei Shiny small acalyptrate fly - Psilopa compta
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 Discomyzinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
"The subfamily Discomyzinae is distinguished from other subfamilies by the following combination of characters: Fronto-orbital setae reclinate and/or proclinate; reclinate fronto-orbital seta usually inserted behind larger, proclinate fronto-orbital seta; medial facial area and ventral facial margin without setae; facial setae inserted in more or less vertical series, parallel with parafacial; subcranial cavity small to large. Prescutellar acrostichal setae large (subequal to posterior dorsocentral seta), inserted widely apart between setae subequal to that between either prescutellar and the posterior dorsocentral seta on the same side) and usually inserted anterior of intra-alar seta; presutural or sutural dorsocentral seta inconspicuous or absent." (Mathis and Zatwarnicki 2005)
Varied. Discomyza breeds in snails. Clanoneurum mines leaves.
Print References
Mathis, Wayne M. and Tadeusz Zatwarnicki. 2005. Revision of New World Species of Shore Fly Genus Discomyza Meigen (Diptera: Ephydridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98(4):431-443.