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Containing group: Stratiomyinae


Zuerchermyia is a replacement name Woodley (2001) made for Zuercheria, which was preoccupied. Zuerchermyia is predominantly found in tropical South America, with Z. bequaerti native to Mexico and Central America (Woodley 2001). The larvae of Zuerchermyia are found in tree holes, and it is likely that the genus specializes on this microhabitat (Yanoviak 2001).


Woodley, N. E. 2001. A World Catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera). Myia 11: 1-473. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

Woodley, N. E. 2008. Two new Stratiomyinae, including Panamamyia gen. nov., from the Neotropical Region (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Zootaxa 1701:29-39.

Yanoviak, S.P. (2001) The macrofauna of water-filled tree holes on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Biotropica, 33, 110


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Scientific Name Zuerchermyia bequaerti
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Life Cycle Stage Adult
Body Part head and thorax
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Source Zuerchermyia bequaerti
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