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Delia radicum larvae attacking the base of a cabbage plant (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Blumenfliegen
• English: root-maggots

Anthomyiidae - (root-maggots)

The family of Anthomyiidae contains more than 1,000 species of flies and is closely related to the Muscidae. Many species look like small house flies but can be distinguished by the wing venation and other characters. The larvae are often plant parasitic. They attack plant roots, are leaf miners or feed on fungi. Several species are important plant pests like the cabbage root fly or the onion fly. Other species feed on decaying organic matter.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following genera are currently entered in the system: