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Lauxaniid fly - Lauxaniidae
Lauxaniid fly - Lauxaniidae


Lauxaniid flies
The lauxaniid flies (Lauxaniidae) are a family in the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the suborder true flies (Brachycera), the infraorder Muscomorpha (section: Schizophora, subsection: Acalyptrata) and the superfamily Lauxanioidea. "Sapromyzidae” is an obsolete scientific synonym for this family. The lauxaniid flies are divided into 2 subfamilies, Homoneurinae and Lauxaniinae, currently comprising 126 genera and approximately 1500 described species. They are found throughout the world.
Some examples of genera are: Lauxania, Neogriphoneura, Cestrotus, Homoneura, Phobeticomyia, Minettia, Prosopomyia, Sapromyza, Tricholauxania, Aulogastromyia, Calliopum, Cnemacantha, Eusapromyza, Homoneura, Meiosimyza, Pachycerina, Peplomyza, Poecilolycia, Pseudolyciella, Tricholauxania and Trigonometopus.
Some examples of species are: Aulogastromyia anisodactyla, Calliopum aeneum, Calliopum elisae, Calliopum simillimum, Cnemacantha muscaria, Eusapromyza multipunctata, Homoneura biumbrata, Homoneura lamellata, Homoneura mediospinosa, Homoneura patelliformis, Lauxania (Czernushka) albomaculata, Lauxania (Lauxania) cylindricornis, Meiosimyza affinis, Meiosimyza decempunctata, Meiosimyza decipiens, Meiosimyza laeta, Meiosimyza mihalyii, Meiosimyza platycephala, Meiosimyza rorida, Meiosimyza subfasciata, Minettia (Frendelia) austriaca, Minettia (Frendelia) longipennis, Minettia (Minettia) fasciata, Minettia (Minettia) lupulina, Minettia (Minettia) plumicornis, Minettia (Minettia) tabidiventris, Minettia (Plesiominettia) filia, Minettia (Plesiominettia) loewi, Pachycerina pulchra, Pachycerina seticornis, Peplomyza discoidea, Peplomyza litura, Poecilolycia vittata, Pseudolyciella pallidiventris, Pseudolyciella stylata, Sapromyza (Nannomyza) basalis, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) albiceps, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) albuliceps, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) apicalis, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) intonsa, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) obscuripennis, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) obsoleta, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) opaca, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) schnabli, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) sexpunctata, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) viciespunctata, Sapromyza (Sapromyza) zetterstedti, Sapromyza (Sapromyzosoma) quadricincta, Sapromyza (Sapromyzosoma) quadripunctata, Sapromyza (Schumannimyia) hyalinata, Tricholauxania praeusta and Trigonometopus frontalis.
Adult lauxaniid flies reach body lengths of up to 5 mm. Their bodies are stocky and often bright yellow to yellowy-orange in colour. Their sparse hair and long dark bristles are very striking. The head bears large compound eyes which are often red. Many species have patterned wings. Lauxaniid fly larvae live in rotting leaves and are also often found in birds' nests.

Genera210
Species2.792
Common namesLauxaniid flies, Beach flies
German namesFaulfliegen, Polierfliegen
Dutch namesHumusvliegen
Danish namesLøvfluer
Norwegian namesLøvfluer
Swedish namesLövflugor
AuthorMacquart, 1835
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Links and ReferencesLauxaniidae in bie.ala.org.au
Lauxaniidae in faunaeur.org
Lauxaniidae in itis.gov
Lauxaniidae in dyntaxa.se
Lauxaniidae in Wikipedia (English)

Further chapters of "Lauxaniid flies"
- Meiosimyza rorida
- Meiosimyza decipiens
- Minettia longipennis
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Lauxaniidae in Wikipedia
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderBrachycera
Short-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
InfraorderMuscomorpha
SectionSchizophora
SubsectionAcalyptratae
Acalyptrate muscoids
SuperfamilyLauxanioidea
FamilyLauxaniidae
Lauxaniid flies, Beach flies
AuthorMacquart, 1835
 
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