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Genus Poecilominettia

which fly? - Poecilominettia abdomen - Poecilominettia valida Unknown Diptera - Poecilominettia valida Fly - Poecilominettia valida - female fly - Poecilominettia ordinaria lauxaniid - Poecilominettia Lauxaniidae? - Poecilominettia Unknown Diptera - Poecilominettia
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Lauxanioidea
Family Lauxaniidae
Genus Poecilominettia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Poecilominettia Hendel 1932
6 spp. in our area(1)
e. NA to AZ (BG data)
There are three species in the East north of Florida and Texas:
* Poecilominettia ordinaria - no spot on face, crossveins clouded
* Poecilominettia puncticeps - black spot on face, no stripes
* Poecilominettia valida - stripes and spots
There are many species in the tropics, and at least two of them reach Florida and Texas.
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.