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Platystoma

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Platystoma is a genus of flies (Diptera) belonging to the family Platystomatidae.

Description

Platystoma species are small flies reaching a length of about 5 millimeters. The body is black speckled with small whitish or yellowish markings, while the eyes are usually red. They have a quite large proboscis (hence the Latin name Platystoma, meaning "big mouth"). The wings are blackish with whithish speckles. These flies show a complex mating ritual.

Distribution

Species belonging to this genus are present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in North Africa.

Species

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Platystoma: Brief Summary

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Platystoma is a genus of flies (Diptera) belonging to the family Platystomatidae.

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