Cryptochaetidae

Cryptochaetidae

[‚krip·tə′kēd·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of myodarian cyclorrhaphous dipteran insects in the subsection Acalypteratae.
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The most notable are cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchasi (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), suppression by the coccinellid Rodolia cardinalis Mulsant in hot desert areas, and the parasitic fly Cryptochaetum iceryae (Williston) (Diptera: Cryptochaetidae) in cooler coastal zones (Quezada and DeBach 1973).
A recent extensive molecular study of the Schizophora indicates that the superfamily Ephydroidea comprises seven families, namely Braulidae, Camillidae, Cryptochaetidae, Curtonotidae, Diastatidae (including Campichoeta Macquart), Drosophilidae and Ephydridae (Wiegmann et al.