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Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Genus Psila

Rust Fly - Psila collaris fly - Psila fallax Vinegar Fly? - Psila Psilidae, Rust Fly, dorsal - Psila Fly IMG_5464 - Psila Fly - Psila Psila collaris Loxocera? - Psila angustata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Psilidae (Rust Flies)
Genus Psila
Explanation of Names
Psila Meigen 1803
15 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area(1)
P. rosae (Carrot Rust Fly) is a pest of carrots
Print References
Buck M., Marshall S.A. (2006) The identity of Pseudopsila, description of a new subgenus of Psila, and redefinition of Psila sensu lato (Diptera: Psilidae). European Journal of Entomology 103: 183-192