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Genus Sphecomyiella

Pyrgota Fly - Sphecomyiella valida Pyrgota? - Sphecomyiella valida fly - Sphecomyiella valida Another S. nelsoni  from the AZ gathering - Sphecomyiella nelsoni Sphecomyiella valida? - Sphecomyiella valida - female Sphecomyiella valida Diptera then what? - Sphecomyiella ? - Sphecomyiella valida
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Tephritoidea
Family Pyrgotidae
Genus Sphecomyiella
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
treated by some workers as a subgenus of Pyrgota(1)
Explanation of Names
Sphecomyiella Hendel 1933
2 spp., both in our area (Kondratieff & Fitzgerald 1993)
Wing with finely mottled pattern, wing venation with cell cup having an acute angle in posteroapical corner, alula present, R2+3 without stump vein; ocellar setae well-developed; hind tibia gradually tapering at base (not strongly constricted there); face with median keel.(1)(2)
S. valida e. half of the US, S. nelsoni so. AZ
Print References
Kondratieff B.C., Fitzgerald S.J. (1993) A new species of Sphecomyiella (Diptera: Pyrgotidae) from North America. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 95: 554-557 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.Synopsis of the North American Pyrgotidae (Diptera)
Steyskal G.C. 1978. Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 80: 149-155.