Stomosis Melander, 1913

Stomosis flava photo Photo: S. flava Sabrosky, female (Photo: P. Brake)

Stomosis consists of 5 described species and belongs into the subfamily Phyllomyzinae. The genus occurs in the Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, and Australasian Region. Stomosis flava has been reared from the debris in tree cavities and an undescribed species from Australia has been observed to be kleptoparasitic on spiders.
The genus can be recognized by the presence of three lateroclinate orbital setae and a strong anteroventral seta on the distal half of the hind femur.

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