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 +====== Coelopidae - Kelpflies ======
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 +===== Classification =====
 +BRACHYCERA, Muscomorpha Schizophora Acalyptratae, Sciomyzoidea
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 +**Number of British species:** 2
 +
 +**Size:** [[families:size|S-M]]
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 +**Difficulty:** [[families:difficulty|2]]
 +===== Characters =====
 +Small to medium sized (2.5-9 mm, usually 4-7 mm); robust, especially in //Coelopa// sometimes densely bristly or hairy, flattened and dark coloured. Eyes small, arista bare to pubescent; ocelli present; Ocellar bristles present; Postvertical bristles parallel or converging; 2 pairs of frontal bristles, curving outward; scattered interfrontal setulae present; vibrissae absent, but strong bristles present near the vibrissal angle; in some cases many long, hair-like bristles present. Wing unmarked; costa continuous, vein Sc complete; crossvein BM-Cu present; cell cup closed. Legs usually densely hairy; tibiae with dorsal preapical bristle.
 +===== Biology =====
 +Coelopidae generally inhabit coastal habitats where the larvae largely develop in rotting seaweed washed up by the sea. Larvae and adults can be found throughout the year.
 +===== Identification =====
 +[[refs:b:burnet_1960|Burnet (1960)]], [[refs:e:egglishaw_1960|Egglishaw (1960)]]
 
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