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Mertz W, Kung G, Xie W (2023): LACM Entomology Collection. v5.15. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=lacm_ento&v=5.15
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The entomology collection is the largest in Southern California. Although the phorid flies represented in this data are from all over the world, they are primarily from North and South America with an emphasis on Costa Rica, Colombia, USA, Equador, and Panama.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Family: Phoridae is represented in this data.
|Family||Phoridae (Phorid flies)|