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Family Opomyzidae

Opomyzid Fly - Geomyza tripunctata - female Opomyzid Fly - Geomyza tripunctata Fly - Opomyza petrei Fly IMG_4974 - Opomyza germinationis small fly - patterned wings, fruit fly? - Geomyza tripunctata Diptera - Acalyptratae Genus Geomyza - Geomyza tripunctata Opomyza germinationis Diptera - Flies - 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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