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Mydidae (Mydas Flies) of Virginia USA

Last updated almost 2 years ago

  • Animalia > Mydidae

    Mydas audax

    There are three specimens at the NMNH collected 2 vii 1924 from "Upton, VA" Perhaps this location refers to Upton's Hill on the border of Fairfax and Arlington Counties. Another specimen from Warren County is listed on T. Dikow's website http://www.mydidae.tdvia.de/

  • 58544_88_88 Animalia > Mydidae

    Mydas clavatus

    This is the only species of the family likely to be seen in Virginia, the rest are quite uncommon to rare. Specimen and photo records are widespread throughout the state.

  • Animalia > Mydidae

    Mydas fulvifrons

    Hypothetical in Virgina. Most records are from the southeast US, but there are two very old records from New Jersey, and a recent specimen from Tennessee.

  • 80189_88_88 Animalia > Mydidae

    Mydas tibialis

    Golden Legged Mydas Fly

    No Virginia specimens at the NMNH. There is a photo on BugGuide (5663) of this species taken in the "Blue Ridge Mountains". Boris Kondratieff (pers. comm.) has told me that he has observed them in Virginia and that they can be found around piles of wood or logs