Chloropidae

Belongs within: Schizophora. The Chloropidae, frit flies, are a group of small flies characterised by the presence of a sharp carina on the propleuron. They are ecologically diverse, with larval diets varying from phytophagous to predatory to saprophagous. Some phytophagous species, such as the wheat stem maggot Meromyza americana, are pests of cereal crops. Species… Continue reading Chloropidae