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Fly (Root-Maggot Flies) Anthomyiidae family

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Insecta
Order:        Diptera
Section:     Schizophora
Subsection:         Calyptratae
Superfamily:       Muscoidea
Family:       Anthomyiidae
Common name: Root-Maggot Flies

The Anthomyiidae are a large and diverse family of Muscoidea flies. Most look rather like small houseflies, but are commonly drab grey.