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Genus Phaonia

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Phaoniinae
Genus Phaonia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
highly heterogeneous, prob. paraphyletic(1)
Explanation of Names
Phaonia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Numbers
Over 80 species in North America, about 30 in eastern USA, >760 described spp. worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide(1)
Habitat
larvae in sap runs, decaying wood & plant matter, fungi, carrion, humus soil(1)
Food
larvae are obligate carnivores on other insect larvae(1)
Print References
Malloch J.R. (1923) Flies of the anthomyiid genus Phaonia Robineau-Desvoidy and related genera, known to occur in North America. Trans. Am. ent. Soc. 48:221-282 (Cornell, Google books)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.