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Family Odiniidae

Rotting tree dweller 11 (fly) - Traginops irroratus Rotting tree dweller 12 (fly) - Traginops irroratus Fly  - Odinia conspicua Rotting Tree Dweller Fly - Traginops irroratus  - Traginops irroratus Odinia - Odinia conspicua Fly - Odinia conspicua Unidentified Tephritoid - Traginops irroratus Small Grey Fly  - Odinia
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Odiniidae
Explanation of Names
Odiniidae Hendel 1920
3 genera in our area (Traginops, Neoalticomerus, Odinia); 65 spp. in 14 genera total(1)
nearctic odiniids have patterned wings, 2 reclinate pairs and 1 inclinate pair of frontoorbital setae.
Adults often found on sap or fungi. Larvae associated with dying trees.
Works Cited
1.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.