Phoridae (plant parasitic)

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male Megaselia fly
Author: Russell Cox
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Buckelfliegen
• English: coffin flies
• Español: fóridos
• Français: phoridés

Phoridae (plant parasitic) - (coffin flies)

This family contains around 4,000 species of small greyish-black or yellowish flies, ½ to 6 mm long. They are active runners and biologically very divers. The larvae live mostly on decaying organic matter, but some species are pests of mushroom (e.g. Megaselia halterata) and crops.

Note:
This group refers to pest of mushrooms and crops only, for other groups of Phoridae see:


For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.


The following genera and individual species are currently entered in the system: