Phoridae (Scuttle Flies)

Subfamily Metopininae

Genus Megaselia
Megaselia rufipes male Megaselia sp. Megaselia sp. Megaselia rufipes larva

Genus Phalacrotophora
Phalacrotophora sp.

Subfamily Sciadocerinae

Genus Sciadocera
Sciarocera rufomaculata male Sciarocera rufomaculata male Sciarocera rufomaculata female


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