(order Diptera, suborder Cyclorrapha)
Moderately sized family of small to tiny flies with slender bodies, whose larvae are phytophagous, feeding in plant shoots or inside galls. Some genera, e.g. Erioischia and Hylemyia, are economically important as pests of cabbage and wheat respectively. More than 1000 species have been described.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.