Nerioidea

Belongs within: Schizophora.Contains: Taeniapterinae. The Nerioidea are a clade of flies united by features of the genitalia, including production of the end of the female abdomen into a sclerotised oviscape (Buck & McAlpine 2010). Members of the families Micropezidae and Neriidae are long, slender flies with particularly elongate legs, with the antennal arista being apical… Continue reading Nerioidea

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Taeniapterinae

Belongs within: Nerioidea. The Taeniapterinae are a group of slender, long-legged flies whose larvae, where known, are found in dung and decaying vegetable matter. The genus Taeniaptera is widespread in the New World tropics with some species being synanthropic and common in disturbed areas. The genus Chaetotylus, known from Bolivia and Ecuador, is characterised by… Continue reading Taeniapterinae

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