Catalog of fossil Diptera of the world (Version 2.0) - Neal L. Evenhuis

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Anthomyzids are small, slender acalypterate flies found in nearly all parts of the world. There are about 50 species of living and fossil taxa that have been described. Adults of extant forms can be found in moist grassy areas. Larvae have been reported from the leaf sheaths of various grasses and sedges, fungi, and decaying plants, but are apparently not of much economic importance.

Two genera from Baltic amber were originally ascribed to the Anthomyzidae: Xenanthomyza Hennig and Protanthomyza Hennig (Hennig, 1965, 1967b). Vockeroth (1987) expressed some doubt that these two belonged to the Anthomyzidae. One genus has subsequently been transferred to other families leaving Protanthomyza as the only known Baltic amber representative of the family.

Genus ANTHOMYZA Fallén

*ANTHOMYZA Fallén, 1810: 20. Type species: Anthomyza gracilis Fallén, 1823, by subsequent designation of Westwood (1840: 152).
rhenana Statz, 1940: 150. PA: Germany (Oligocene) [C].


GRIMALANTHA Rohacek, 1998: 146. Type species Grimalantha vulnerata Rohacek, 1998, by original designation.
vulnerata Rohacek, 1998: 147. NT: Dominican Republic (Miocene) [A].


Genus LACRIMYZA Rohacek

LACRIMYZA Rohacek, 2013: 464. Type species: Lacrimyza lacrimosa Rohacek, 2013, by original designation.
christelae Rohacek, 2013: 467. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].
lacrimosa Rohacek, 2013: 464. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].



PROTANTHOMYZA Hennig, 1965: 169. Type species: Protanthomyza collarti Hennig, 1965, by monotypy.
collarti Hennig, 1965: 169. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene/Oligocene) [A].
henningi Rohacek, 2013: 443. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].
hoffeinsorum Rohacek, 2013: 446. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].
krylovi Rohacek, 2013: 447. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].
loewi Rohacek, 2013: 449. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].
meunieri Rohacek, 2013: 452. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].
preslii Rohacek, 2013: 455. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].
tschirnhausi Rohacek, 2013: 456. PA: Baltic Region (Eocene) [A].

Unplaced to Genus

oligocenica Cockerell, 1915c: 495 (Ephydra). PA: UK (England) (Eocene/Oligocene) [C].
sepulta Cockerell, 1915c: 495 (Ephydra). PS: UK (England) (Eocene/Oligocene) [C].

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