Hebecnema umbratica

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Hebecnema umbratica
Hebecnema umbratica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Genus: Hebecnema
Species: H. umbratica
Binomial name
Hebecnema umbratica
(Meigen, 1826)
  • Anthomyia umbratica Meigen, 1826
  • Anthomyia debilis Walker, 1853
  • Hebecnema debilis (Walker, 1853)

Hebecnema umbratica is a fly from the family Muscidae.[1][2] It is the type species of the genus Hebecnema.


See Morphology of Diptera for terms. Eyes densely long· (male) or short- (female) haired. The abdomen, seen from behind, with (male) rather dense grey dusting and a sharply defined narrow median dark line, or (female) with thin dusting and a broader, less sharply defined dark median area and faint shifting dark spots.The female thorax, seen from in front, with 4 faint but more or less distinct darker stripes; frontal triangle, seen from slightly behind, usually extending almost to lunule. 3.5–6 mm.


  1. ^ D'Assis Fonseca, E.C.M (1968). Diptera Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata: Muscidae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. 10. London.: Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 118pp. 
  2. ^ Gregor, F.; Rozkosny, R.; Bartak, M.; Vanhara, J. (2002). The Muscidae (Diptera) of Central Europe. Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Masarykianae Brunensis. 107. Masaryk.: Masaryk University. pp. 280pp.