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 +====== Pseudopomyzidae ======
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 +===== Classification =====
 +BRACHYCERA, Muscomorpha Schizophora Acalyptratae, Nerioidea
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 +**Number of British species:** 1
 +
 +**Size:** [[families:size|S]]
 +
 +**Difficulty:** [[families:difficulty|2]]
 +
 +**Study group:** Covered by the [[http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/t14-Stilt-stalk-study-group.html|Stilt and Stalk fly study group]]
 +
 +===== Characters =====
 +A minute to small (1.7-2.5 mm), dark to black coloured species. Arista pubescent; ocelli present; Ocellar bristles present; Postvertical bristles converging; 3 pairs of frontal bristles, curving backward; interfrontal bristles absent; vibrissae present. Wing unmarked, costa with both subcostal and humeral breaks or a subcostal break and a humeral weak spot; vein Sc incomplete; crossvein BM-Cu absent; cell cup closed. Tibiae without dorsal preapical bristle.
 +===== Biology =====
 +The biology of this small family is little known. The only European species, //Pseudopomyza atrimana//, occurs in woodland habitats, and adults have been recorded to gather over rotting logs, a habitat similar to that of an East Asian species whose larvae were found living under bark of various trees.
 +===== Identification =====
 +[[refs:c:chandler_1983|Chandler (1983)]]
 
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