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Genus Melanophora

small black fly - Melanophora roralis - male Melanophora roralis - male Melanophora roralis Unidentified Fly - Melanophora roralis - male woodlouse fly - Melanophora roralis Woodlouse Fly - Melanophora roralis Fly that is black - Melanophora roralis - female Periscepsia? - Melanophora roralis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Rhinophoridae (Woodlouse Flies)
Genus Melanophora
Numbers
one species in N. America- M. roralis. (1)
Range
Eastern U.S. and Canada. (1)
Life Cycle
Endoparasites of sowbugs and woodlice. (1)
Remarks
Introduced from Europe. (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.