Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Metatrichia bulbosa

Metatrichia bulbosa, mating pair - Metatrichia bulbosa - male - female What kind of fly? - Metatrichia bulbosa unknown small fly - Metatrichia bulbosa Unknown Fly ID Please - Metatrichia bulbosa Which fly is this? - Metatrichia bulbosa Metatrichia bulbosa Metatrichia bulbosa Metatrichia bulbosa
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Scenopinidae (Window Flies)
Genus Metatrichia
Species bulbosa (Metatrichia bulbosa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scenopinus bulbosus
described by Osten Sacken in 1877
Numbers
the only species in this genus in North America according to California Dept. of Food and Agriculture and nearctica.com
one of two species in North America according to ITIS, morphbank.net, and the Diptera Site
The first two references place the species griseola in Brevitrichia, whereas the last three place it in Metatrichia.
Range
Nearctic: Missouri and southwestern United States
type specimens collected in Missouri
Season
adults fly from May to September
Internet References
pinned adult images and information on male and female syntypes, location, synonym, author, year (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard U., Massachusetts)
photos and diagrams; PDF doc plus general distribution and other info (David Yeates and David Grimaldi, American Museum of Natural History, New York)
seasonality; PDF doc (Gordon Pratt, US Army Corps of Engineers)
distribution and type locality (The Diptera Site, US Dept. of Agriculture)
world checklist of Scenopinidae (Shaun Winterton, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture)