Richardiidae

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Richardiidae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section: Schizophora
Subsection: Acalyptratae
Superfamily: Tephritoidea
Family: Richardiidae
Soukup, 1945
Type genus
Richardia
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Subfamilies
Synonyms

Richardiidae Hendel, 1916

Richardiidae is a family of Diptera in the superfamily Tephritoidea.

This is a small family that consists of just over thirty genera and 175 species. Almost all species are Neotropical. Generally the biology of Richardiidae is little known. Some of the larvae are plant feeders or saprophages in decaying plant material. One species, the pineapple fruit fly Melanoloma viatrix, has been reported as a pest of pineapples.[1] Most adults have some general features; conspicuously pictured wings, often with metallic blue or greenish colors on body and legs, and a typical tephritoid ovipositor.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Perez-Gelabert, Daniel E.; Thompson, F. Christian (2006). "A new genus and species of Richardiidae (Diptera) from Hispaniola" (PDF). Zootaxa (New Zealand: Magnolia Press) 1259: 25–31. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  2. ^ Kotrba, Marion; Ueberle, Frank (2007). "Life history and morphology of the immature stages of Richardia teevani (Diptera, Richardiidae)" (pdf). Studia dipterologica (Halle, Germany: Studia dipterologica) 14: 309–327. ISSN 0945-3954. 
  • Steyskal, G. C. 1987. 67. Richardiidae. Manual of Nearctic Diptera 2:833-837.

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