- Oplodontha albipennis
- Oplodontha anodonta
- Oplodontha anodontina
- Oplodontha circumscripta
- Oplodontha decellei
- Oplodontha dispar
- Oplodontha guerinii
- Oplodontha impar
- Oplodontha luzonensis
- Oplodontha minuta
- Oplodontha nigritula
- Oplodontha oasina
- Oplodontha picta
- Oplodontha pulchriceps
- Oplodontha punctifacies
- Oplodontha rubrithorax
- Oplodontha rufula
- Oplodontha tangana
- Oplodontha viridula
The larvae of Oplodontha are aquatic. Most species prefer marshes and the littoral zone of ponds and springs. O. viridula is halophilic and is found in near the margins of rivers and estuaries (Rozkošný 1998).
Most species of Oplodontha are native to Africa, with a few found in Southeast Asia. O. viridula is found throughout Europe and Western Asia. O. luzonensis is native to the Philippines. O. rubrithorax can be found as far east as the Ryukyu Islands (Japan) (Woodley 2001).
Rozkošný, R. 1998. Chapter 24. Family Stratiomyidae. Manual Palaearct. Dipt. 2:387-411.
Woodley, N. E. 2001. A World Catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera). Myia 11: 1-473. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.
- Diptera.info. Image of female Oplodontha viridula.
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