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Family Odiniidae

Rotting tree dweller 11 (fly) - Traginops irroratus Rotting tree dweller 12 (fly) - Traginops irroratus Fly - Odinia Fly  - Odinia conspicua Gray, speckled fly - Traginops Odinia - Odinia conspicua Sap fly - Traginops irroratus Unidentified Tephritoid - Traginops irroratus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Odiniidae
Explanation of Names
Odiniidae Hendel 1920
Numbers
3 genera in our area (Traginops, Neoalticomerus, Odinia); 65 spp. in 14 genera total(1)
Identification
nearctic odiniids have patterned wings, 2 reclinate pairs and 1 inclinate pair of frontoorbital setae.
Habitat
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.