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DIPTERA, Scenopinidae -- < Images> & <Juveniles>


          There are few species known in this family, adults of which have been called "window flies."  Immature stages live in decaying fungi and wood and are at times found in furniture and beneath carpets.  A common species, Scenopinus fenestralis L., is found in carpets where it may prey on carpet beetle larvae.  Larvae of some species live in fungi and decaying wood, where they feed on other insects (Clausen 1940/62).



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