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 +====== Campichoetidae ======
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 +===== Classification =====
 +BRACHYCERA, Muscomorpha Schizophora Acalyptratae, Ephydroidea
 +**Number of British species:** 2
 +**Size:** [[families:size|S]]
 +**Difficulty:** [[families:difficulty|2]]
 +===== Characters =====
 +Small (2.5-4 mm) flies, body colour dark with head and legs partially yellow. Arista short pubescent to moderately plumose; ocelli present; Ocellar bristles present; Postvertical bristles converging; 2-3 pairs of frontal bristles, 1 pair curving forward, the other pair(s) backward; interfrontal bristles absent; vibrissae present. Wing partially tinged, in particular along the costa and with a central pale spot, or wing completely tinged brownish to greyish; costa with a subcostal break; vein Sc incomplete; crossvein BM-Cu present; cell cup closed. Tibiae with dorsal preapical bristle.
 +===== Biology =====
 +The larvae belonging to this family are unknown; they have been suggested to be saprophagous in rotten wood but this has not been confirmed. The adults are found on low vegetation in woodland areas; //Campichoeta// isfound in moist woodlands in particular.
 +===== Identification =====
 +[[refs:c:chandler_1986|Chandler (1986)]], [[refs:c:chandler_1987a|Chandler (1987a)]]
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