Thoracochaeta brachystoma

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Thoracochaeta brachystoma
Thoracochaeta brachystoma, Harlech beach, North Wales, March 2012 (17298403519).jpg
Thoracochaeta brachystoma North Wales
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Sphaeroceridae
Genus: Thoracochaeta
Species:T. brachystoma '
Binomial name
Thoracochaeta brachystoma
Stenhammar, 1854

Thoracochaeta brachystoma is a species of fly in the family Sphaeroceridae, the lesser dung flies. It is found in the Palearctic . [1] [2] [3] Thoracochaeta brachystoma is a typical inhabitant of sea coasts. The larvae live in seaweed.

Fly order of insects

Flies are insects with a pair of functional wings for flight and a pair of vestigial hindwings called halteres for balance. They are classified as an order called Diptera, that name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wings". The order Diptera is divided into two suborders, with about 110 families divided between them; the families contain an estimated 1,000,000 species, including the familiar housefly, horse-fly, crane fly, and hoverfly; although only about 125,000 species have a species description published. The earliest fly fossils found so far are from the Triassic, about 240 million years ago; phylogenetic analysis suggests that flies originated in the Permian, about 260 million years ago.

Sphaeroceridae family of insects

Sphaeroceridae are a family of true flies in the order Diptera, often called small dung flies, lesser dung flies or lesser corpse flies due to their saprophagous habits. They belong to the typical fly suborder Brachycera as can be seen by their short antennae, and more precisely they are members of the section Schizophora. There are over 1,300 species and about 125 genera accepted as valid today, but new taxa are still being described.

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References

  1. Fauna Europaea
  2. Pitkin BR (1988) Lesser dung flies, Diptera: Sphaeroceridae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Vol 10, Part 5e. Royal Entomological Society of London, London, 175 pp.
  3. Bei-Bienko, G.Y. & Steyskal, G.C. (1988) Keys to the Insects of the European Part of the USSR, Volume V: Diptera and Siphonaptera, Parts I, II. Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi.ISBN   81-205-0080-6 ISBN   81-205-0081-4 .