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Acartophthalmus nigrinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Carnoidea
Family: Acartophthalmidae
Genus: Acartophthalmus
Czerny, 1902[1]
Type species
Anthophilina nigrinus
Czerny, 1902[1]

Acartophthalmus is a genus of flies, one of only genera in the family Acartophthalmidae. They are 1.0–2.5 millimetres (0.04–0.10 in) long, and grey or black in colour, with pubescent arista. Only four species are included.[2]

The biology of Acartophthalmus is almost unknown. The adults have mainly been found in forests, while larvae have been reared from dead wood and decaying organic material.


A. nigrinus

The four species included in the genus are:[2]

Two of the species occur in the United Kingdom. There is also an uncertain fossil species.


  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. ^ a b Owen Lonsdale (November 30, 2009). "Acartophthalmidae". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 

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