Inbiomyiidae

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Inbiomyiidae
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Inbiomyiidae

The Inbiomyiidae are a family of flies first described in 2006.[1] 11 species have been described all in the genus Inbiomyia distributed in the Neotropical region.[2] These are very small, mostly dark flies. The larval biology remains unknown.

Family characteristics[edit]

For terms see Morphology of Diptera. Inbiomyiidae are minute to small (1.3 to 1.6 mm) flies.[2]

Characteristics of the family include an extremely shortened head with nonfunctional ptilinum and reduced chaetotaxy and a shortened first flagellomere with very elongate, dorsoapically inserted arista. The labellar lobes of the proboscis are largely separate and point in different directions. The mid tibia lacks an apicoventral bristle. There are also unusual feaures of the male and female genitalia.

The eggs are large and extremely flattened[1] and are only present in the female abdomen in small numbers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Buck, Matthias (2006). "A new family and genus of acalypterate flies from the Neotropical region, with a phylogenetic analysis of Carnoidea family relationships (Diptera, Schizophora): A new family and genus of acalypterate flies". Systematic Entomology. 31 (3): 377–404. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2006.00328.x.
  2. ^ a b c Buck, Mathias, & Marshall (2006). "Revision of the neotropical family Inbiomyiidae (Diptera, Schizophora)". Contributions in Science (Los Angeles). 512: 1–32.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)