Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Helomyza quinquepunctata Say, 1823
Explanation of Names
"Five spotted" (spots at the ends of three long wing veins and over the two crossveins, markings also present in some later-described species)
Wing with five spots, scutellum with hairs over most of dorsal surface, anepisternum bare, gena narrow. Other eastern species can be distinguished: Nemorum has hairs on the anepisternum and ranges only overlap narrowly in the north. Plumata has a broader gena and fewer hairs on the scutellum. Longipennis has a broader gena and faintly marked wings. Convergens has a bare scutellum and unmarked wings. Apicalis has a few hairs on the anepisternum and scutellum.
Eastern USA and southern Ontario