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Nostima picta (Fallén)

Notiphila picta Fallén, 1813:254.—Stenhammar, 1844:156 [review].—Cresson, 1930a: 101 [designation as type for genus].—Sturtevant and Wheeler, 1954:241 [revision, key].

Notiphila pullula Fallén, 1823:11 [Sweden; ST (sex ?), ZIL].—Zetterstedt, 1846:1913 [synonymy].

Ephydra (Hydrina) picta.—Haliday, 1839:405 [generic combination].

Philygria picta.—Loew, 1860:25 [generic combination].—Hollmann-Schirrmacher, 1998:105–107 [revision].

Philygria picta variety nigripes Strobl, 1880:35 [Austria. Michael; ST , DCSA]; 1900:3 [generic emendation].—Hollmann-Schirrmacher, 1998:106 [synonymy].

Philygria pullula.—Becker, 1905:203 [generic combination].

Philygriola picta.—Hendel, 1917:42 [generic combination].—Frey, 1936:114 [Canary Islands].

Nostima (Philygriola) picta.—Cresson, 1930a:101 [generic combination]; 1933:68 [compared with N. scutellaris]; 1944:176 [review]; 1949:260 [key in Cresson (1944) revised].—Sturtevant and Wheeler, 1954:241 [review].—Wirth and Stone, 1956:469 [list, California].—Frey, 1958:56 [list, Canary Islands].—Cole, 1969:400 [list, western United States].—Rossi, 1993:35 [parasite: Stigmatomyces latinus Rossi (Laboulbeniaceae)].

Nostima scutellaris Cresson, 1933:68. [New synonymy.]

Nostima (Philygriola) scutellaris Cresson, 1944:176 [review].

Nostima scutellaris scutellaris.—Sturtevant and Wheeler, 1954:241 [revision].—Wirth, 1965:745 [Nearctic catalog].—Cole, 1969:400 [list, western North America].—Mathis and Zatwarnicki, 1995:193 [world catalog]. [New synonymy.]

Nostima scutellaris occidentalis Sturtevant and Wheeler, 1954:242.—Wirth and Stone, 1956:469 [list, California].—Wirth, 1965:745 [Nearctic catalog].—Cole, 1969:400 [list, western North America].—Mathis and Zatwarnicki, 1995:193 [world catalog]. [New synonymy.]

Nostima picta picta.—Mathis and Zatwarnicki, 1995:192 [world catalog].

Nostima picta nigripes.—Mathis and Zatwarnicki, 1995:193 [generic combination, revised status].

DIAGNOSIS.—Nostima picta specimens are distinguished from congeners by the following combination of external characters: gena with dense microtomentum ventrally; velvety black microtomentum on posterior margin of scutum and over entire scutellar disc; mesonotum striped laterally; wing crossveins paler than veins, white, at least anterior portion; and tergite 5 of male lacking silvery white microtomentum along posterior margin.

DESCRIPTION.—Small shore flies, body length 1.15–1.30 mm; pale to dark brown with silver, silvery gray, velvety black, yellowish silver, and golden microtomentum.

Head: Frons with velvety black ventrolateral triangles, anterior semicircle dark brown with golden microtomentum. Occiput dorsally with silvery gray microtomentum, ventrally shiny dark brown. Outer vertical seta length of inner vertical seta; paravertical seta absent. Scape and pedicel brown; flagellomere 1 with dorsal brown and ventral dark yellowish brown; arista dorsally branched. Facial background pale to dark brown with silvery gray microtomentum; band of silvery gray microtomentum along eye margin from below inner vertical seta, along parafacial, and extending to gena. Gena covered with silvery gray microtomentum, but not as dense as on parafacial; postgena ventrally with silvery gray microtomentum as on gena, dorsally shiny, pale to dark brown. Maxillary palpus yellow; prementum yellowish brown.

Thorax (Figure 161): Scutal length 0.30–0.43 mm; scutellar length 0.17–0.19 mm. Mesonotum medially brown with yellowish silver microtomentum; posterior margin with dense, velvety black microtomentum; silvery gray microtomentose vitta lateral to dorsocentral line, anteriorly vitta covering postpronotum but vitta narrowing posteriorly; scutellum covered dorsally with dense, velvety black microtomentum contiguous with black microtomentum on posterior mesonotal margin, laterally with dense, silvery gray microtomentum contiguous with silvery gray lateral vitta on mesonotum; anepisternum dorsal pale to dark brown with yellowish silver microtomentum, medial shiny dark brown with sparse microtomentum, ventral with dense, silvery gray microtomentum; katepisternum pale to dark brown, dorsal with dense, silvery gray microtomentum, ventral with less dense, yellowish silver microtomentum; subscutellum shiny dark brown with sparse, yellowish silver microtomentum; anatergite shiny dark brown with sparse, yellowish silver microtomentum, ventral bare. Chaetotaxy: anterior dorsocentral seta length of posterior seta; anterior notopleural seta length of posterior seta; lateral scutellar seta length of apical seta. Wing (Figure 161): length 1.12–1.21 mm; width 0.49–0.55 mm; costal-vein ratio 0.74–0.98; M-vein ratio 0.18–0.26; uniformly amber colored with dark brown veins; crossveins r-m and dm-cu yellowish white. Halter whitish yellow. Legs yellowish brown to dark brown; tibia banded on pale specimens; tarsomere 5 brown.

Abdomen (Figures 87–89, 223, 224): Background brown, shiny; tergites 1–3 covered dorsally with pale yellowish silver microtomentum, dorsolaterally area with slightly less dense microtomentum; tergite 4 often with lateromedial circular spot of dense, silvery gray microtomentum; tergite 5 without dense, silvery gray microtomentum. Male genitalia (Figures 87–89): epandrium-cerci-surstyli complex fused; epandrium a narrow dorsal band; cercus crescent-shaped with many long setulae, separated dorsally from epandrium by narrow V-shaped space; surstylus reduced and rounded with anterior projection, dorsally fused with epandrium, bearing long ventral setae; aedeagal apodeme triangular in lateral view, posterior projection spatulate, anterior projection somewhat irregular club-shaped and covered with minute projections giving anterior projection a rough appearance, lateral projections are-shaped; aedeagus elongate and rectangular with rounded ventral projection; subepandrial plate-gonite-hypandrium fused; subepandrial plate a narrow band; gonite broadly fused anteriorly with subepandrial plate, with rounded posterior projection, prominent ventromedial setula, and rounded elongate dorsal projection; hypandrium broadly fused posteriorly with subepandrial plate, anteriorly broadly rounded.

TYPE MATERIAL.—Two syntype specimens, a male and female, with determination labels in Fallén's handwriting are in the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm. The lectotype male, herein designated to stabilize and make more universal the use of this name, is labeled “N[otiphila]. picta [handwritten, presumably by Fallén]/Riksmuseum Stockholm [green]/LECTOTYPE Notiphila picta Fallén J.F. Edmiston & W.N. Mathis [red].” The lectotype is pinned with a thin, short pin and is in poor condition (overgrown with fungus). The paralectotype female, herein designated, is labeled “N. picta [handwritten]/Riksmuseum Stockholm [green]/PARALECTOTYPE Notiphila picta Fallén J.F. Edmiston & W.N. Mathis [red].”

The holotype male of Nostima scutellaris Cresson is labeled “Michigan City Ind. June 29, 1915//TYPE Nostima SCUTELLARIS E.T. Cresson, Jr. [red; species name and gender handwritten]/Type No 44806 U.S.N.M. [red; number handwritten]/Nostima picta (Fallen) Det. J. Edmiston, OFM January 1989.” The holotype is double mounted (angulate minuten wrapped to main pin), is in excellent condition, and is deposited in the USNM (44806).

The holotype female of Nostima scutellaris occidentalis Sturtevant and Wheeler is labeled “Pasadena Calif. Mr. 15. 53 [15 Mar 1953] [handwritten]/HOLOTYPE Nostima scutellaris occidentalis Stvt & Whlr [red]/TYPE 6702 [red; number handwritten]/ANSP ANSP [yellow].” The holotype is double mounted (glued to a paper triangle), is in fair condition (some setae missing, thorax slightly distorted, left side of specimen obliterated by glue), and is deposited in the ANSP (6702).

OTHER SPECIMENS EXAMINED (109 , 169 ).—CANADA. Alberta: Lethbridge, 6 Jun 1916 (1 ; USNM). British Columbia: Mission City, 28 Jun 1953, W.R.M. Mason (1 ; CNC); Penticton, 12 Aug 1967, J.R. Vockeroth (2 ; CNC); Terrace, 1–7 Apr 1933, M.E. Hippisley (1 ; ANSP). Manitoba: Aweme (swept from Agropyron occidentali), 23 May–17 Oct 1913, 1915, 1917, P. Criddle (1 , 2 ; CNC); Treesbank, 7 Sep–17 Oct 1915, P. Criddle (1 , 2 ; CNC, USNM). New Brunswick: Kouchibouguac National Park, 2 Jul 1977, J.R. Vockeroth (2 ; CNC). Ontario: Bell's Corner, 10 Apr 1952, J.F. McAlpine (1 ; CNC), 7 Jul 1952, J.F. McAlpine (1 ; CNC); Collingwood Township, Black Ash Creek No. 3, 27 Sep 1953, F.P. Ide (1 ; CNC); Guelph, 26 Mar–25 Jul 1956, 1976, 1979, K. Barber, S.A. Marshall, D.C. Murell, D.H. Pengelly (5 ; GUEL); Marmora, 26 Jun–30 Jul 1952, J.R. Vockeroth (2 , 1 ; CNC); Normandale, 20 May 1956, J.R. Vockeroth (1 ; CNC); Orwell (pan trap), 14 Jun 1978, J.M. Cumming (1 ; GUEL); Ottawa (window of Science Service Building, vacuumed from cow dung/wet conifer area), 10 May–1 Nov 1916, 1956, G. Beaulieu, J.G. Chillcott, S.A. Marshall, R.J. Pilfrey, J.R. Vockeroth (7 , 9 ; CNC); Ottawa, Mer Bleue, 14 Jun 1972, H.J. Teskey (1 ; CNC); Pt. Pelee, 22 Jul 1979, J.M. Heraty (1 ; GUEL); Rockwood, 29 May 1957, D.H. Pengelly (1 ; GUEL); St. Lawrence Island National Park, Thwartway Island, 23 Jul 1976, W. Reid (1 ; CNC); Sudbury, 22 Jul 1915, H.S. Parish (1 ; USNM); Vineland Station, 1937 (1 ; CNC); Windsor, 5 Jun 1966, K.A. Spencer (1 , 1 ; BMNH). Quebec: Beechgrove, 10 May 1962, J.R. Vockeroth (1 , 2 ; CNC), 16 May 1962, J.R. Vockeroth (1 , 5 ; CNC); Lac Phillipe, 28 Aug 1955, J.R. Vockeroth (1 ; CNC), 7 Jul 1968, J.R. Vockeroth (1 ; CNC); Mt. St. Hilaire (150–215 m), 4 Jun 1963, J.R. Vockeroth (1 , 1 ; CNC). Saskatchewan: Assiniboia, 26 Jun 1955, J.R. Vockeroth (1 ; CNC); Cypress Hills, 26 May 1955, J.R. Vockeroth (1 ; CNC); Estevan, 20 May 1916 (1 ; ANSP); St. Victor (among grass roots on dry prairie), 27 Jun 1955, J.R. Vockeroth (1 ; CNC); Willows (on ground among Carex roots), 19 Jun 1955, J.R. Vockeroth (1 , 1 ; CNC).

GUATEMALA. Antigua, Sep 1959, N.L.H. Krauss (1 ; USNM).

MEXICO. Jalisco: Tlaquepaque, Sep 1965, N.L.H. Krauss (1 ; USNM). Veracruz: Coatepec, 6 Sep 1951, A.H. Sturtevant (1 ; USNM).

UNITED STATES. Alabama: Alab/2243 [only information on label] (1 ; USNM). Escambia County, Escambia (bermuda grass), 10 Mar 1937, Turner, Anderson (1 ; USNM). Mobile County, Kushla, Oct 1924, A.H. Sturtevant (1 ; USNM). Arizona: Cochise County, Huachuca Mountains (1675 m), 25 Mar 1967, D.M. Wood (1 , 1 ; CNC); Portal, South West Research Station, 8 May 1967, D.M. Wood (1 ; CNC). Maricopa County, Tempe, 19–21 Jun 1917, J.M. Aldrich (2 ; ANSP, USNM). Arkansas: Marion County, Yellville, 20 Sep 1954, A.H. Sturtevant (1 ; USNM). California: Alameda County, Berkeley, 18 May 1915, M.C. VanDuzee (1 ; CAS). Colusa County, Wilbur Hot Spring (16 km S), 27 May 1950, L.W. Quate (1 ; USNM). Contra Costa County, Marsh Creek Springs, 22 May 1954, H.B. Leech (1 ; CAS); Lafayette, 6 Apr 1968, D.D. Munroe (1 ; CNC). Fresno County, Pinehurst, 15 May 1950 (1 ; USNM); Sequoia National Park, 6 Aug 1940, R.H. Beamer (1 ; KU), 6 Aug 1940, D.E. Hardy (1 ; KU). Inyo County, Lone Pine, 28 Jul 1940, D.E. Hardy (1 ; USNM). Lake County, Clear Lake Oaks, 19 Apr 1954, E.I. Schlinger (6 , 4 ; USNM). Los Angeles County, Pasadena, 7 Apr 1953, A.H. Sturtevant (1 ; USNM). Marin County, Inverness, 10 May 1968, D.D. Munroe (1 , 3 ; CNC). Mono County, Oasis, Aug 1950, E.R. Tinkham (1 , 7 ; USNM). Nevada County, Sagehen Creek, near Hobart Mills (150 m; marshy lake and stream margin), 13 Jul 1961, J.G. Chillcott (1 ; CNC). San Mateo County, San Gregorio, Bryant Lot. 2, 5 Feb 1954 (1 ; CAS). Sonoma County, Stillwater Cove, 23 May 1954, E.I. Schlinger (1 ; USNM). Yolo County, Davis, 5 Apr 1952, E.I. Schlinger (1 ; USNM). Colorado: Jefferson County, Phillipsburg, 3 Jul 1947, M.T. James (1 ; USNM). District of Columbia: Rock Creek Park, 16 Sep 1956, P.H. Arnaud, Jr. (1 ; USNM); Washington (quarantine greenhouse/Nephelium opositifolium), 20 Apr 1918, H.L. Sanford (1 ; USNM). Georgia: Seminole County, Sealey's Spring District (21 Lot 235), 21 Mar 1954, G.C. Steyskal (1 ; MICH). Idaho: Latah County, Big Meadow Creek Recreation Area (8 km NW Troy), 31 Jul 1979, R.S. Zack (1 ; ZACK). Illinois: Champaign County, Urbana (in greenhouse), 6–7 Feb 1931, H.H. Ross (4 , 1 ; INHS, USNM). Cook County, Maywood, 21 Jun 1949, A.L. Melander (1 ; USNM). Mason County, Forest City, Mason State Forest, 21 May 1953, J.F. McAlpine (1 ; CNC). Peoria County, Peoria, 20 May–26 Aug 1917, 1918, J.M. Aldrich (2 ; ANSP, USNM). Indiana: Knox County, Vincennes (1 ; USNM). LaPorte County, Michigan City, 29 Jun 1915 (1 , ANSP; 4 , USNM). Tippecanoe County, LaFayette (swept from grass), Mar–30 Aug 1915, 1916, 1930, J.M. Aldrich (3 , 4 ; USNM). Iowa: Allamakee County, Waterville (5 km ESE; 43°11.0′N, 91°41.1′W), 2 Aug 1960, D. Deonier (1 , 1 ; USNM). Monona County, Lewis and Clark State Park (along shore of small lake), 17 Aug 1953, J.L. Laffoon (1 ; IOWA); 13 Jun 1970, R.R. Pinger, Jr. (1 ; IOWA). Story County, Ames, 20 Apr 1947, J.L. Laffoon (1 ; IOWA). Kansas: Riley County, Manhattan, 16 Jul 1935, D.A. Wilbur (1 ; ANSP). Louisiana: Rapides County, Alexandria (17.5 km SW), 21 Mar 1960, J.G. Chillcott (1 ; CNC). Maryland: Calvert County, Chesapeake Beach, 6 Sep, J.M. Aldrich (1 ; USNM). Montgomery County, Colesville, 14 Jul 1975, W.W. Wirth (1 ; USNM); Plummers Island (at light), 19 May–10 Oct 1914, R.C. Shannon (1 , 1 ; ANSP, USNM). Prince Georges County, Anacostia (from hot house), 22 Oct 1894 (5 , 5 ; USNM); Suitland Bog, 14 Jun 1951, W.W. Wirth (2 ; USNM). Michigan: Berrien County, Stevensville, 29 May 1938, C.W. Sabrosky (1 ; ANSP). Ionia County, Lyons, 10 Aug 1941, C.W. Sabrosky. Iosco County, 3 Jul 1950, G.C. Steyskal (2 ; USNM). Menominee County, Stephenson (1 ; USNM). Roscommon County, Roscommon, 20 Jun 1953, R.R. Dreisbach (1 ; USNM). Wayne County, Grosse Ile, 5 Oct 1947, G.C. Steyskal (1 ; USNM). Wexford County, Cadillac, 15 Jun 1941, C.W. Sabrosky (1 ; USNM). Minnesota: Crow Wing County, Nisswa, 6 Jun 1922, W.W. Hoffmann (1 ; UMIN). Houston County, 26 May 1940, M.W. Wing (1 ; UMIN). Waseca County, Waseca (Experiment Station), 23 Jul 1953 (1 ; USNM). Mississippi: Lafayette County, Oxford, 21 Aug 1981, J.R. Vockeroth (1 ; CNC). Missouri: Jackson County, Atherton, 27 Sep 1915 (1 ; USNM). Wayne County, Williamsville, 6 Jul 1955, E.C. Becker (1 ; CNC). New Hampshire: Coos County, Mt. Washington/Lakes of the Clouds (1525 m), 9 Aug 1954, E.C. Becker, E. Munroe, W.R.M. Mason (2 ; CNC). New Jersey: Cumberland County, Vineland, Jul 1954, M.R. Wheeler (1 ; USNM). Essex County, Newark (city yard), 9 Oct, E.L. Dickerson, C.W. Johnson (1 ; MCZ); Newark (city yard collection), 14 Aug, E.L. Dickerson, C.W. Johnson (1 ; MCZ); Newark, 12 Oct, E.L. Dickerson (1 ; ANSP). New York: New York City (greenhouse), 3 Apr 1922, A.H. Sturtevant (1 ; USNM). Onondaga County, Manlius, 20 Aug 1873, H.H. Smith (1 ; CU). Tompkins County, Savage Farm Lot (C.U. 964; “Kansas alfalfa”/biol. note 68154), 18 Aug 1968, A.G. Wheeler (1 ; CU); Savage Farms (CU Lot 964), 29 Jun 1968, A.G. Wheeler, “in copula/Dupuits Alfalfa” (1 , 1 ; CU); Savage Farm Lot 964, 12 Jul 1968, A.G. Wheeler, “sample DuPuits Alfalfa” (1 ; CU). Schoharie County, Summit, Whiteface Mountain, 14 Jul 1958, A.L. Melander (1 ; ANSP). North Carolina: Macon County, Highlands (1175 m), 29 Jun 1958, J.L. Laffoon (1 ; IOWA); Highlands (1160 m), 7–10 May 1957, J.R. Vockeroth (1 , 1 ; CNC); Wilson's Gap (945 m), 12 May 1957 (1 ; CNC). Stanly County, Morrow Mountain State Park, 19 Jun 1958, D.A. Young (1 ; USNM). Swain County, Great Smoky Mountain Park, Clingman's Dome (on ground among Carex mats; 1920–2025 m), 17 May–22 Aug 1957, J.G. Chillcott, J.R. Vockeroth (9 , 9 ; CNC). Ohio: Butler County, Oxford (Mallot's Lawn), 15 Sep 1978, B.A. Steinly (4 , 3 ; USNM). Mercer County, St. Mary's State Park, Grand Lake (40°32.8′N, 84°27.9′W) (grass shore, 100 net sweeps), 18 Aug 1976, B.A. Steinly (1 ; USNM). Portage County, Kent, 12 Jun 1969, R. Maibauer (1 ; KENT); near Kent State University Stadium, 10 Jun 1987, J. Edmiston (1 ; KENT). Oklahoma: Logan County, Orlando (5 km S), 15 Jul 1962, P. Marston (1 ; KANS). Oregon: Baker County, Wetmore Campground (1375 m; Malaise trap), 29 Jun–5 Aug 1965 (1 ; CNC). Deschutes County, La Pine (9.5 km N), 3 Jul 1971, G.C. Steyskal (1 ; USNM). Pennsylvania: Bedford County, Bedford, 6 Aug 1977, G. Steyskal (1 ; USNM). Fayette County, Ohiopyle (below falls), 2–11 Aug 1905 (1, 2; CARN, USNM). Montgomery County, Willow Grove, 4 Jul (1 USNM). South Dakota: Union County, Elk Point, 31 Jul 1915 (1; USNM); Elk Point (swept from Melilotus/Webster No. 13754), C.N. Ainslie (1; USNM). Tennessee: Hamilton County, East Ridge, 6 May 1952, O. Peck (1 CNC). Sevier County, Gatlinburg, Great Smokey Mountains National Park (3D Health Bald; 1495 m), 13 Aug 1947, R.H. Whitaker (1; USNM). Texas: Dallas County, Dallas, 7–8 May 1908, C.R. Jones (3; USNM). San Patricio County, Welder Wildlife Refuge near Sinton, 19–23 Mar 1965, J.G. Chillcott (1 CNC). Travis County, Austin (some specimens at light), 11 Mar–Dec 1950, 1953, 1954, 1958, M.R. Wheeler (4, 4 USNM). Virginia: Arlington County, Alexandria, 6 Jul 1952, W.W. Wirth (1; USNM), 1952 [month, date illegible], W.W. Wirth (1; USNM), Fairfax County, Fairfax, Jul 1954, M.R. Wheeler (1; USNM); Dead Run, 21 Apr 1916, R.C. Shannon (1; ANSP). Giles County, Mt. Lake, 9 Sep 1976, G. Steydalk (1; USNM). Madison County, Whiteoak Canyon, south of Stony Man (1067 m), 22 Jul 1961, R.J. Gagne (1; IOSU). Stafford County, Aquia Harbour (5 km N Stafford; 38°27.9′N, 77°23.3′W), 15 May 2000 (1; USNM). Westmoreland County, Westmoreland State Park, 26 May 1956, W.W. Wirth (1, 1f;; USNM). Washington: Franklin County, Sacajawea State Park, 12 Jul 1988, D. and W.N. Mathis (1, 3; USNM). Okanogan County, 24 Jun 1964, H.R. Dodge (1; WSU). Pend Oreille County, Indian Island, Pend Oreille River, near Furport, 23 Jun 1982, R.S. Zack (2, 2; WSU). Whitman County, Colton (collected on grazed grassland), 17 Jun 1948, K.L. Sturges (1; USNM); Steptoe Canyon (16 km SW Colton), 24 Apr 1981, R.S. Zack (1; WSU). West Virginia: Pocahontas County, Sharp Knob (1372 m), 18 May 1965, J.G. Chillcott (1, 1; CNC). Wisconsin: Dane County, Madison, 14 Jun 1938, H.R. Dodge (1; USNM); “T7 NR9 EB16,” 4 Oct 1951, R.H. Jones (1; USNM); “T7 NR9 EB16,” 30 Sep 1952, R.H. Jones (1; USNM). Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 17 Sep 1954, A.H. Sturtevant (1; USNM). Washburn County, “T39N R12W B33,” 29 Jun 1953, R.H. Jones (1; USNM); “T39N R12W B32,” 30 Jun 1953, R.H. Jones (1; USNM).

DISTRIBUTION (Figure 90).—Nearctic: Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan), United States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin). Neotropical: Guatemala, Mexico (Jalisco, Veracruz). Palearctic: Afghanistan, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu), Macedonia, Madeira Islands, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia (European Territory, Far East), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

ETYMOLOGY.—The root pict in Latin means variegated or painted. This common species of Nostima would have caught the eye of early collectors because of the color variation on the head, thorax, and abdomen of such a minute fly.
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Edmiston, J. F. and Mathis, Wayne Neilsen. 2005. "A revision of the New World species of the shore-fly subgenus Nostima Coquillett (Genus Philygria Stenhammar; Diptera: Ephydridae)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-108. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.623

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Nostima picta is a species of shore flies in the family Ephydridae.[1][2][3][4]

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  2. ^ "Nostima picta species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  3. ^ "Nostima picta". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  4. ^ "Nostima picta Species Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-20.

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