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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Diptera
Suborder Brachycera-Cyclorrhapha
Family Dryomyzidae
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Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Abdominal segments with shourt, stout, conical projections laterally
  • Prothoracic spiracles absent
  • Parasite of barnicles
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Merritt, R W., K W. Cummins, and M B. Berg. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Company, 2008