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FAMILY MILICHIIDAE
Paul L.Th. Beuk Version date: 20-11-2017 12:56

Leptometopa latipes (Meigen, 1830)
Diagnosis. Small to very small, greyish black or shining black flies, sometimes with conspicuous silvery dusting. Lower frontoorbital setae inclinate (sometimes reduced or absent); upper frontoorbital setae proclinate or curved outwards. Costa with humeral and subcostal breaks; subcosta entire, but sometimes very thin. Tibiae without preapical setae. Ocellar triangle well developed. Proboscis often elongate; palpi large to very large and setose; vibrissae present, often very thin.

Biology. The larvae are coprophagous or saprophagous in the widest sense; living in organic detritus like decaying plants, dung, kitchen refuse and birds' nests. Adult flies may be caught on carrion and dung; some species are associated with ants. Some species even attach themselves to other, predatory Diptera (e.g. Asilidae) or even to Reduviidae or spiders, by which they are transported until a prey is captured. Afterwards they sup the exudations from the wounds of the victim in company of the predator.

General references. Hennig (1937 [general, keys], 1956 [larvae]), Papp (1984d [catalogue], 1993 [Madiza]), Papp & Wheeler (1998 [general, key to genera]), Sabrosky (1983 [Desmometopa], 1987b [general, key to genera]).

References to the local fauna. Beuk (2012a), Beuk & Brake (1996), Brake (2011a), De Meijere (1940, 1946a).

How to quote this page: Beuk, P.L.Th., 2017. Family Milichiidae. In: Beuk, P.L.Th. (Ed.): Checklist of the Diptera of the Netherlands, https://diptera-info.nl/news.php?fam=Milichiidae (date accessed: 01/12/2020).

NL: 16 UK: 6 D: 15 B: 9 World: about 240
 
MILICHIIDAE
 
MADIZINAE
                 
  Desmometopa Loew, 1866
  m-nigrum (Zetterstedt, 1848) N; added by Beuk & Brake (1996: 61
  sordida (Fallén, 1820)
  varipalpis Malloch, 1927 Dutch material shown here: https://diptera.i...d_id=81629 
                 
  Leptometopa Becker, 1903
  latipes (Meigen, 1830)
  = annulitarsis (Zetterstedt, 1848)
  niveipennis (Strobl, 1900)
  = simplicipes (Becker, 1907)
                 
  Madiza Fallén, 1810
  glabra Fallén, 1820
 
MILICHIINAE
                 
  Milichia Meigen, 1830
  ludens (Wahlberg, 1847)
 
PHYLLOMYZINAE
                 
  Neophyllomyza Melander, 1913
  acyglossa Villeneuve, 1920 N; added by Brake (2011a
                 
  Phyllomyza Fallén, 1810
  beckeri Kramer, 1920 N; added by Brake (2011a
  donisthorpei Schmitz, 1923 N; added by Brake (2011a
  equitans Hendel, 1919 N; added by Brake (2011a
  formicae Schmitz, 1923 N; recorded by Brake (2011a) after informal addition by Beuk (2002z: 287
  longipalpis (Schmitz, 1924)
  rubricornis Schmitz, 1929 N; added by Brake (2011a
  securicornis Fallén, 1823
  = flavitarsis (Meigen, 1830)
  tetragona Hendel, 1924
 
Nomina dubia
 
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