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Genus Chaetopsis

Picture-winged fly? - Chaetopsis - female Fly - Chaetopsis Fly with Stripes - Chaetopsis Picture-winged Fly - Chaetopsis Unidentified fly - Chaetopsis diastata or another fly? - Chaetopsis Picture-winged Fly - Chaetopsis Flies - Chaetopsis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Ulidiidae (Picture-winged Flies)
Subfamily Ulidiinae
Tribe Lipsanini
Genus Chaetopsis
Explanation of Names
Chaetopsis Loew 1868
About 7 species north of Mexico: 7 named species with two possible synonyms and two undescribed species from Florida
C. aenea legs red, abdomen dark; East coast salt marshes
C. apicalis wing markings greatly reduced; East coast salt marshes
C. debilis legs red, base of abdomen orange, southern, possibly a pale form of massyla
C. fulvifrons legs red, proximal wing band shortened; most of the US, possibly a color variant of massyla
C. magna four wing bands, abdomen red, possibly a synonym of major
C. massyla legs black, wing markings strong; fresh water marshes east of the Rockies
C. quadrifasciata four wing bands, second short, FL
Print References
Johnson (1913) Insects of Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 32: 83 (key to five of the seven currently known species) (Full text)
Cresson E. T. (1924) Studies in the dipterous family Ortalidae, with descriptions of new species, mostly from North America. Amer. Ent. Soc. Trans. 50: 225-241 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.