Xylomyidae

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Xylomyidae
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Solva marginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Tabanomorpha
Superfamily: Stratiomyoidea
Family: Xylomyidae

Xylomyidae is a family of flies known commonly as the wood soldier flies. They are xylophagous and are associated with dead or dying wood.[1]

Description

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Figure 82 Wing venation of Xylomyia maculata

For terms see Morphology of Diptera.

These flies are 4 to 14 millimeters long. Their coloration is variable. They have spurs on the mid and hind tibiae. The antennae are conical.[2]

Genera

As of 2011 there were 138 described species in four genera.[2] These include:

Species lists

Phylogeny

 Stratiomyomorpha  


 Xylomyidae subfamily Xylomyinae of Stratiomyidae in older works



 Stratiomyidae




 Pantophthalmidae



References

  1. Stubbs, Alan E.; Drake, Martin (2001). British Soldierflies and their allies: A Field Guide to the Larger British Brachycera. London: British Entomological and Natural History Society. pp. 528 pages. ISBN 1-899935-04-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fachin, D. A. and Amorim, D. D. S. (2014). Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Arthropeina Lindner, 1949 (Diptera: Xylomyidae). Zootaxa 3827(2) 231-57.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Fauna Europaea : Taxon Details". Faunaeur.org. Retrieved 2011-11-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Fauna Europaea : Taxon Details". Faunaeur.org. Retrieved 2011-11-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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