Chlorops pumilionis

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Chlorops pumilionis
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Chlorops pumilionis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Chloropidae
Subfamily: Chloropinae
Genus: Chlorops
Species: C. pumilionis
Binomial name
Chlorops pumilionis
(Bjerkander, 1778)
  • Chlorops lineatus Fabricius, 1781
  • Chlorops taeniopus Meigen, 1830
  • Musca lineata Fabricius, 1781
  • Musca pumilionis Bjerkander, 1778

Chlorops pumilionis is a species of pest fly from the family Chloropidae. It is also known as the chloropid gout fly or barley gout fly. It is an oligophagous pest of cereal crops.[1]


The thorax is straw yellow, with three longitudinal nodal stripes. The head has black ocular triangle. The third antennal segment and two last segments of tarsus are black.[1]


The fly is widespread in South, North, Central Europe, North America, Africa, and Japan.[1]


Chlorops pumilionis on gras in a meadow

The gout fly damages 18 species of cultivated and wild cereal plants, wheat, barley, rye, oats, timothy grass and couch grass.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Berim M.N. "Chlorops pumilionis Bjekander - Chloropid Gout Fly". Agricultural Ecological Atlas of Russia and Neighboring Countries. Economic Plants and their Diseases, Pests and Weeds. Retrieved 15 February 2010.