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Celyphidae or beetle flies, beetle-backed flies is a family of insects of the order Diptera. About 90 species are known from the Oriental and Afrotropic biogeographic regions. The scutellum is enlarged, forming a protective shell over the abdomen, giving them a beetlelike appearance. The wings, when at rest, are folded beneath the scutellar “shell”.
Spotted on Dec 6, 2011
Submitted on Dec 6, 2011