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Species Metatrichia bulbosa

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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
the only species in this genus in North America according to California Dept. of Food and Agriculture and
one of two species in North America according to ITIS,, and the Diptera Site
The first two references place the species griseola in Brevitrichia, whereas the last three place it in Metatrichia.
Nearctic: Missouri and southwestern United States
type specimens collected in Missouri
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)