Acartophthalmidae

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Acartophthalmidae
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Acartophthalmus nigrinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Section: Schizophora
Subsection: Acalyptratae
Superfamily: Carnoidea
Family: Acartophthalmidae
Czerny, 1902[1]

The Acartophthalmidae are a family of very small (1.0-2.5 mm), dark flies with pubescent arista, placed in the order Diptera. All are Holarctic in distribution. One fossil species is known.

Genera[edit]

Biology[edit]

Adults have been found mostly in forests. Larvae have been reared from dead wood and decaying organic material. .

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Czerny, Leander (1902). "Bemerkungen zu den Arten der Gattungen Anthomyza Fll. und Ischnomyia Lw." (PDF). Wiener Entomologische Zeitung. 21: 249–256. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Hennig, Willi (1965). "Die Acalyptratae des Baltischen Bernsteins und ihre Bedeutung fur die Erforschung der phylogenetischen Entwicklung dieser Dipteren-Gruppe". Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde. 145: 1–215.