Ulidiidae · juostasparnės musės

Otitidae EN · picture-winged flies, wing-waving flies DE · Schmuckfliegen LV · joslspārnmušu dzimta PL · smużynkowate

They are often known as picture-winged flies, along with members of other families in the superfamily Tephritoidea that have patterns of bands or spots on the wings. Ulidiids are mostly saprophagous, either developing in decaying vegetation/fruit, dung, decaying wood or organically-rich wet mud; some are phytophagous.