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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

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


Family Opomyzidae

Fly With Spotted Wings - Geomyza tripunctata fly - Geomyza little fly - Geomyza tripunctata Heleomyzidae ? - Opomyza Better images of possible Geomyza? - Geomyza tripunctata Fly - Opomyza germinationis Diptera - Flies - Geomyza tripunctata Geomyza balachowskyi? - Geomyza balachowskyi
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Opomyzidae
Explanation of Names
Opomyzidae Fallén 1820
13 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), ~60 spp. in 4 genera total(2)
1-5 mm(1)
adults on grass in moist areas; larvae probably stem borers(1)
Grasses including cereal crops
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