Checklist of the smaller families of Opomyzoidea, Anthomyzidae, Asteiidae, Aulacigastridae, Clusiidae, Odiniidae, Opomyzidae and Periscelididae (Diptera) of Finland
expand article infoJere Kahanpää
‡ University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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A species checklist is presented for Finland covering seven smaller families of Opomyzoidea: Anthomyzidae, Asteiidae, Aulacigastridae, Clusiidae, Odiniidae, Opomyzidae and Periscelididae (Diptera).


Checklist, Finland, Diptera , biodiversity, faunistics


The superfamily Opomyzoidea is likely to be para- or polyphyletic (see Wiegmann et al. 2011). It has long been used as a dumping grounds for acalyptrate taxa that do not fit well elsewhere. As such, the superfamily is poorly defined and hardly any two authors agree on its definition. Opomyzoidea includes one large family (Agromyzidae, the leaf-mining flies, with over 3000 described species) and more than a dozen small families. The exact number of recognized families varies. The Agromyzidae are treated elsewhere in this volume of ZooKeys. The remaining opomyzoid families are presented here in alphabetical order.

Hackman (1980) last listed the Finnish species of these families. World catalogues have recently been published for Periscelididae (Mathis and Rung 2011) and Odiniidae (Gaimari and Mathis 2011). For Anthomyzidae the Revision of West Palearctic Anthomyzidae by Roháček (2006, 2009) is followed. Three of the four Palearctic Aulacigaster species have been found in Europe (Kassebeer 2001, Rung and Mathis 2011). Papp and Withers (2011) reviewed the Palearctic Periscelidinae and proposed some nomenclatorial changes. Hackman’s (1959) review of the Finnish opomyzid fauna is still valuable but several additional species have since been recognized.

Table 1.

Number of species by family.

Family Number of species in Level of knowledge
World (Pape et al. 2011) Europe Finland
Anthomyzidae 93 28 15 average
Asteiidae 136 18 6 average
Aulacigastridae 18 4 2 good
Clusiidae 360 14 12 good
Odiniidae 64 14 5 average
Opomyzidae 59 33 16 average
Periscelididae 83 6 4 average


suborder Brachycera Macquart, 1834

clade Eremoneura Lameere, 1906

clade Cyclorrhapha Brauer, 1863

infraorder Schizophora Becher, 1882

clade Muscaria Enderlein, 1936

parvorder Acalyptratae Macquart, 1835

superfamily Opomyzoidea Fallén, 1820


ANTHOMYZA Fallén, 1810

Anthomyza collini Andersson, 1976

Anthomyza dissors Collin, 1944

Anthomyza elbergi Andersson, 1976

= sordidella auct. nec (Zetterstedt, 1848)

Anthomyza gracilis Fallén, 1823

Anthomyza macra Czerny, 1928

Anthomyza pallida (Zetterstedt, 1838)

= unguicella (Zetterstedt, 1838)

Anthomyza paraneglecta Elberg, 1968

Anthomyza pleuralis Czerny, 1928

ARGANTHOMYZA Roháček, 2009

Arganthomyza socculata (Zetterstedt, 1847)

= ungulata (Loew, 1873)

CAREXOMYZA Roháček, 2009

Carexomyza caricis (Roháček, 1999)

FUNGOMYZA Roháček, 1999

Fungomyza albimana (Meigen, 1830)


Paranthomyza nitida (Meigen, 1838)

STIPHROSOMA Czerny, 1928

= Ptenotaenia Enderlein, 1936

Stiphrosoma laetum (Meigen, 1830)

= cingulatum misid.

Stiphrosoma sabulosum (Haliday, 1837)

TYPHAMYZA Roháček, 1992

Typhamyza bifasciata (Wood, 1911)

ASTEIIDAE Rondani, 1856

ASTEIINAE Rondani, 1856

ASTEIA Meigen, 1830

sg. Asteia Meigen, 1830

Asteia amoena Meigen, 1830

Asteia concinna Meigen, 1830

Asteia elegantula Zetterstedt, 1847

SIGALOESSINAE Sabrosky, 1956

LEIOMYZA Macquart, 1835

Leiomyza dudai Sabrosky, 1956

Leiomyza laevigata (Meigen, 1830)

Leiomyza scatophagina (Fallén, 1823)


AULACIGASTER Macquart, 1835

= Aulacogaster emend.

Aulacigaster leucopeza (Meigen, 1830)

Aulacigaster pappi Kassebeer, 2001

CLUSIIDAE Handlirsch, 1884

CLUSIINAE Handlirsch, 1884

CLUSIA Haliday, 1838

= Paraclusia Czerny, 1903

Clusia flava (Meigen, 1830)

Clusia tigrina (Fallén, 1820)


CLUSIODES Coquillett, 1904

= Heteroneura Fallén, 1823 preocc.

Clusiodes albimanus (Meigen, 1830)

Clusiodes apicalis (Zetterstedt, 1848)

Clusiodes caledonicus (Collin, 1912)

= gentilis misid.

Clusiodes freyi Tuomikoski, 1933

Clusiodes geomyzinus (Fallén, 1823)

Clusiodes microcercus Stackelberg, 1955

Clusiodes pictipes (Zetterstedt, 1855)

Clusiodes ruficollis (Meigen, 1830)

Clusiodes verticalis (Collin, 1912)

HENDELIA Czerny, 1903

Hendelia beckeri Czerny, 1903

ODINIIDAE Hendel, 1920

ODINIINAE Hendel, 1920


Neoalticomerus formosus (Loew, 1844)

ODINIA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

Odinia boletina (Zetterstedt, 1848)

Odinia czernyi Collin, 1952

= meijerei misid.

Odinia ornata (Zetterstedt, 1838)

Odinia xanthocera Collin, 1952

OPOMYZIDAE Fallén, 1820


Anomalochaeta guttipennis (Zetterstedt, 1838)

GEOMYZA Fallén, 1810

Geomyza angustipennis Zetterstedt, 1847

Geomyza apicalis (Meigen, 1830)

Geomyza consobrina Zetterstedt, 1847

Geomyza hackmani Nartshuk, 1984

= combinata auct. nec (Linnaeus, 1767)

= balachowskyi misid.

Geomyza majuscula (Loew, 1864)

= breviforceps Hackman, 1959

Geomyza martineki Drake, 1992

Geomyza paganettii (Strobl, 1909)

Geomyza pilosula Czerny, 1928

Geomyza tripunctata Fallén, 1823

OPOMYZA Fallén, 1820

Opomyza florum (Fabricius, 1794)

Opomyza germinationis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Opomyza lineatopunctata von Roser, 1840

Opomyza nigriventris Loew, 1865

Opomyza punctata Haliday, 1833

Opomyza punctella Fallén, 1820

PERISCELIDIDAE Oldenberg, 1914

PERISCELIDINAE Oldenberg, 1914

MYODRIS Lioy, 1864

= Microperiscelis Oldenberg, 1914

Myodris annulata (Fallén, 1813)


Periscelis annulipes Loew, 1858

Periscelis nigra (Zetterstedt, 1860)

Periscelis winnertzii Egger, 1862

Excluded species

Clusiodes gentilis (Collin, 1912) misidentified

Geomyza balachowskyi Mesnil, 1934 misidentified

Odinia meijerei Collin, 1952 misidentified


Aulacigaster pappi Kassebeer, 2001. Most of the Finnish Aulacigaster material belong to this species, including all specimens currently stored in the Finnish Museum on Natural History (MZH). Storå (1956, 1957) and Hackman (1980) misidentified A. pappi as A. leucopeza. A few Finnish specimens of the real A. leucopeza were found in private collections.

Clusiodes gentilis (Collin, 1912). Lonsdale and Marshall (2007) record this species from Finland on a map. The data is apparently taken from Frey (1928). As Tuomikoski (1936) has pointed out, Frey misidentified C. caledonicus as C. gentilis.


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