Xylophagidae

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Xylophagidae
Coenomyia ferruginea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Xylophagoidea
Family: Xylophagidae
Subfamilies

Coenomyiinae
Rachicerinae
Xylophaginae

The Brachyceran infraorder Xylophagomorpha is a small group that consists solely of the family Xylophagidae, which presently contains subfamilies that were sometimes considered to be two small related families (Coenomyiidae and Rachiceridae). Other obsolete names for members of this family include Exeretonevridae and Heterostomidae.

Coenomyia ferruginea mating

The family is known by the English name awl-flies.

The larvae are often saprophages, and many can be found in rotting wood.

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