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Family Opomyzidae

small fly - Geomyza tripunctata Geomyza ? - Geomyza tripunctata Tephritidae of some sort? - Geomyza tripunctata Fly - Opomyza petrei - male Fly - Geomyza tripunctata Opomyza germinationis Opomyza germinationis Geomyza tripunctata - Cereal Fly - Geomyza tripunctata
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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