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Fly (Anabarhynchus genus)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
(unranked): Antliophora
Order: Diptera
Family: Therevidae
Genus: Anabarhynchus

Flies in the genus Anabarhynchus are in the family Therevidae. In New Zealand in 1992 there were 62 Anabarhynchus species described. They are the largest group of flies in the family Therevidae.
Flies in the genus vary in length from > 18 mm and most have conspicuous, downy abdominal segments.
Anabarhynchus flies are most abundant during summer. Their preferred habitats are river beds, sandy beaches, coastal scrub and the shores of lakes.

A 10 mm long Anabarhynchus fly


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