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Genus Sapromyza

Stripey-eyed fly - Sapromyza brachysoma Orange Fly - Sapromyza rotundicornis  Lauxaniid Fly  - Sapromyza brachysoma Lauxaniid Fly - Sapromyza brachysoma Lauxaniid fly - Sapromyza brachysoma Sapromyza brachysoma - female lauxaniid fly - Sapromyza brachysoma small fly - Sapromyza brachysoma
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Lauxanioidea
Family Lauxaniidae
Genus Sapromyza
Explanation of Names
Sapromyza Fallén 1810
Numbers
9 described species in our area(1)
Identification
Face without spot around antenna, uniform row of hairs on parafacial, presutural supra-alar setae present, 3 dorsocentral setae present, postsutural intra-alar setae absent, face flat and dull, anterior katepisternal seta not hairlike, costal setulae ending befor R4+5, mesotibia with 1 spur, anepimeron bare(1)
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.