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by Brian R. Pitkin

Helcomyzidae is a small family of 13 species in 6 genera. Six species in 3 genera occur only in the Holarctic Region and 7 species in 3 genera occur only in far southern regions. Only 2 species are recorded from the Australasian/Oceanian Regions. Hennig (1973) listed Icaridion from the Campbell Is in the Helcomyzidae. It is treated in this catalog in the Coelopidae.

Immature stages of some northern species are known to develop in seaweed lying on shores and the adults frequent beaches.
Ref.: Harrison (1959, NZ gen.).

Genus MAORIMYIA Tonnoir & Malloch

MAORIMYIA Tonnoir & Malloch, 1928: 155. Type species: Trigonometopus bipunctatus Hutton, 1901, orig. des.
bipunctata Hutton, 1901: 86 (Trigonometopus). NZ (Chatham Is); NZ (NZ).


PARACTORA Bigot, 1887f: 33. Type species: Paractora fuegiana Bigot, 1887 [= Heteromyza rufipes Macquart, 1843], mon.
ACTOCELES Enderlein, 1912e: 43. Type species: Actoceles abscondita Enderlein, 1912, orig. des.
asymmetrica Enderlein, 1930d: 259 (Actoceles). Macquarie I.