Dolichopodinae

Belongs within: Dolichopodidae. The Dolichopodinae are a group of dolichopodid flies characterised by a dorsally setose antennal scape and an enlarged, pedunculate hypopygium in the males. The subfamily is most diverse in the Holarctic realm (Bickel 2013). Species of the genus Dolichopus bear strong dorsal setae on the first tarsomere of the hind leg (Bickel… Continue reading Dolichopodinae

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Empidini

Belongs within: Empidinae. The Empidini are dance flies characterised by broad wings with a well developed anal lobe (Wahlberg & Johanson 2018). Within the tribe, members of the genus Empis have vein R4+5 unbranched, and antennae inserted near the middle of the head with the first flagellomere lengthened and longer than the scape (Cumming &… Continue reading Empidini

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Empididae

Belongs within: Empidoidea.Contains: Empidinae, Brachystomatinae. The Empididae, dance flies, are a group of long-legged flies that get their vernacular name in reference to the courtship displays performed by males of some species. Members are characterised by unrotated and symmetrical terminalia, and wings with vein Rs originating at a distance from the humeral crossvein h equal… Continue reading Empididae

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Empidoidea

Belongs within: Neoneura.Contains: Hybotidae, Dolichopodidae, Empididae. The Empidoidea are a clade of long-legged flies supported by molecular data. Members of this clade are predators as adults and larvae (Grimaldi & Engel 2005). In the past this group has been divided between the families Dolichopodidae and Empididae but recognition of the latter as paraphyletic has led… Continue reading Empidoidea

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