No Common Name Amoebaleria defessa (Osten Sacken, 1877)  

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The housefly-sized Amoebaleria defessais is probably the most common and widespread species of cave-associated Diptera. It has been collected from seventeen caves in Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties. Specimens are especially abundant during the warm months, but a few have been seen in winter (Franz & Slifer, 1971).

There are 5 records in the project database.

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An Amoebaleria defessa in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/20/2020). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A female Amoebaleria defessa in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/4/2019). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)


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