True Fly
( Diptera )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Diptera
(Linnaeus ,1758 )
Common Name:True Fly
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Diptera
Taxon Code:DIP01992
ITIS/TSN:118831

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB550000
Open Space Location:Tilden Regional Park

RECOGNITION
Description
Adult flies, except for wingless species, have two functional wings and two halteres. The halteres are club-like appendages that are essentially the modified hind wings. The only other adult insects that only have two wings in both sexes are the Strepsiptera, which have the front wings reduced rather than the hind wings. Males of some species of Mayflies and scale insects have only front wings. A few tiny parasitic wasps, e.g. Mymarommatidae, have their hind wings reduced, but these can be distinguished from flies as the wasps have only one vein in their front wings and flies always have two or more veins in their wings as long as their wings are membranous.
Body Length
0.5-40 mm.
Diversity
Around 17,000 species in 2,222 genera of about 110 families in America north of Mexico. More than 150,000 species in about 160 families worldwide

BIOLOGY
Distribution
Worldwide.
Diversity
Around 17,000 species in 2,222 genera of about 110 families in America north of Mexico. More than 150,000 species in about 160 families worldwide

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Order Diptera - Flies. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/55). Accessed July 20, 2016. .
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