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Trixoscelis marginella
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Heleomyzidae
Genus: Trixoscelis
Róndani, 1856
Type species
Geomyza obscurella
Fallén, 1823

Trixoscelis is a genus of flies in the family Heleomyzidae. [1] [2] For the most part they are small to minute flies found in warm semi-arid conditions on sand dunes, dry grasslands or shrubby places. They are widely distributed in the Palaearctic. [3]


These 94 species belong to the genus Trixoscelis:

Data sources: i = ITIS, [5] c = Catalogue of Life, [6] g = GBIF, [7] b = [8]

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  1. "Fauna Europaea". European Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Hackman, Walter (1970). "Trixoscelidae (Diptera) from Southern Spain and Description of a New Trixoscelis Species from Northern Europe". Entomologica Scandinavica. Scandinavian Society of Entomology. 1 (2): 127–134. doi:10.1163/187631270x00168. ISSN   0013-8711.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Woźnica, Andrzej J. (2007). "New records of the Turkish Sunflies (Diptera: Trixoscelididae) with description of a new Trixoscelis species". Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum (Entomology). 14–15: 59–64.
  4. 1 2 Loew, Hermann (1865). "Ueber die europaischen Arten der Gattung Geomyza" (PDF). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 9: 14–25. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  5. 1 2 "Trixoscelis Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  6. "Browse Trixoscelis". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  7. "Trixoscelis". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  8. "Trixoscelis Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-05-03.