Richardiid Flies Family Richardiidae Not illus

Identification: Similar to Otitidae, but anal cell rounded or truncate apically, never with a pointed distal projection posteriorly. Costa broken near end of Sc.

These flies are uncommon in our area but are common in the tropics. Larvae occur in decaying vegetation.

PYRGOTID FLIES Family Pyrgotidae

Identification: Medium-sized to large flies. Head large and rounded. Ocelli lacking. Wings usually spotted or patterned. Sc complete. Oral vibrissae lacking.

Members of this group are mostly nocturnal, and often are attracted to lights; they are not common. Larvae are parasites of June beetles.

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