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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Muscomorpha
Sectio: Schizophora
Subsectio: Acalyptrata
Superfamilia: Carnoidea

Familia: Acartophthalmidae
Genus: Acartophthalmus
Species (5): A. bicolor – ?A. coxata – A. latrinalis – A. nigrinus – A. pusio

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist]

Acartophthalmus Czerny, 1902

Acartophthalmus nigrinus (2)-2013-10-07

Acartophthalmus nigrinus.

Primary references

Czerny, P.L. 1902: Revision der Heteroneuriden. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung, 22(3): 61–108.

Additional references

Ozerov, A.L. 1986: Review of the family Acartophthalmidae (Diptera) with description of a new species. Zoologicheskii zhurnal, 65(5): 807–809. [not seen]
Roháček, J. 2001: Faunistic records: Acartophthalmidae. In Chvála M. (ed.): Dipterologica bohemoslovaca Vol. 10. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Biologica, 45: 193.
Roháček, J. 2012: The fauna of the opomyzoid families Clusiidae, Acartophthalmidae, Anthomyzidae, Opomyzidae, Stenomicridae, Periscelididae, Asteiidae (Diptera) in the Gemer area (Central Slovakia). Casopis Slezskeho Zemskeho Muzea (A), 61(2): 97–111. DOI: 10.2478/v10210-012-0011-5
Papp L. & Ozerov A.L. 1998: 3.17. Family Acartophthalmidae. In Papp L. & Darvas B. (eds): Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera. Vol. 3., Higher Brachycera. Science Herald, Budapest, pp. 227-232.

Acartophthalmus is a genus of flies, and the only genus with confident placement in the family Acartophthalmidae. They are 1.0–2.5 millimetres (0.04–0.10 in) long, and grey or black in colour, with pubescent arista.[2] Only five species are included.[3]

The biology of Acartophthalmus is almost unknown. The adults have mainly been found in forests, while larvae have been reared from dead wood and decaying organic material.
The five species included in the genus are:[3]

A. bicolor Oldenberg, 1910 — Holarctic
A. coxata (Zetterstedt, 1848) — Europe
A. latrinalis Ozerov, 1986[4] Russian Far East
A. nigrinus (Zetterstedt, 1848) — Holarctic (common)
A. pusio Frey, 1947 — Europe

Two of the species occur in the United Kingdom.

Czerny, Leander (1902). "Bemerkungen zu den Arten der Gattungen Anthomyza Fll. und Ischnomyia Lw" (PDF). Wiener Entomologische Zeitung. 21: 249–256. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
Owen Lonsdale (November 30, 2009). "Acartophthalmidae". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
"Acartophthalmus". Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
Ozerov, A. L. (1986). "Review of the family Acartophthalmidae (Diptera) with description of a new species". Zoologicheskii Zhurnal. 65: 807–809. ISSN 0044-5134.

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