Australasian/Oceanian Diptera Catalog -- Web Version

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by Brian R. Pitkin & Neal L. Evenhuis

This is a small family of about 15 species in 3 genera found mainly in the Holarctic region. Only 1 widespread species is recorded from the Australasian/Oceanian Regions. Hennig (1973) placed Baeoptera in this family. It is treated in this catalog under Coelopidae.

Very little is known about the habits or life history of Dryomyzidae. The larvae are apparently saprophagous, developing in mushrooms and dung. The adults are usually found in humid, shady situations among low vegetation.

Refs.: Steyskal (1957b, world rev.; 1977e, cat. Oriental spp.), Soós (1984, cat. Palearctic spp.).

Genus DRYOMYZA Fallén
DRYOMYZA Fallén, 1820d: 15. Type species: Dryomyza vetula Fallén, 1820 [= Musca flaveola Fabricius, 1794], des. Westwood, 1840: 145.
DRYOPE Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 618. Type species: Dryope communis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [= Musca flaveola Fabricius, 1794], des. Coquillett, 1910: 536.
STENODRYOMYZA Hendel, 1924: 214 (Dryomyza subg.). Type species: Scathophaga formosa Wiedemann, 1830, orig. des.
formosa Wiedemann, 1830: 447 (Scathophaga). Japan; ?Fiji [see McAlpine, 1995: 42]; China, India, Taiwan

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