Dolichopodidae

Belongs within: Empidoidea.Contains: Hydrophorinae, Rhaphiinae, Sciapodinae, Medeterinae, Diaphorinae, Sympycninae, Eodolichopoditinae, Parathalassiinae, Neurigoninae, Dolichopodinae. The Dolichopodidae, long-legged flies, are a cosmopolitan group of often metallic green flies. The Microphorinae and Parathalassiinae differ from other dolichopodids in not being metallic green, and in having wing cells dm and bm separated by a crossvein rather than confluent and… Continue reading Dolichopodidae

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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Sympycninae

Belongs within: Dolichopodidae. The Sympycninae are a group of long-legged flies in which the head is generally ovate in anterior view, distinctly higher than wide, and males have vein M reaching the wing margin near the apex (Bickel 2013). <==SympycninaeB13 |–Teuchophorus Loew 1857B13 | `–T. signatusB09 |–Chaetogonopteron de Meijere 1914B13 | |–C. bartaki Olejníček &… Continue reading Sympycninae

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Neurigoninae

Belongs within: Dolichopodidae. The Neurigoninae are a group of dolichopodid flies with a densely tomentose face and a distinct flexion or depression in vein M of the wing (Bickel 2009). Characters (from Bickel 2009): Flagellomere 1 slightly compressed laterally; arista-like stylus dorsal or subapical; face with dense tomentosity; vein M beyond dm-cu crossvein with flexion… Continue reading Neurigoninae

Hydrophorinae

Belongs within: Dolichopodidae. The Hydrophorinae are a group of dolichopodid flies with pubescent eyes and an often dorsoventrally flattened abdomen (Bickel 2013). Characters (from Bickel 2013): Male face usually wide; fronto-clypeal suture distinct, at least laterally; clypeus usually produced anteriorly; palps usually large in both sexes, covered with short setae; antennal scape bare; eyes pubescent;… Continue reading Hydrophorinae

Medeterinae

Belongs within: Dolichopodidae. The Medeterinae are a group of dolichopodid flies characterised by having the rear part of the mesonotum distinctly flattened (Bickel 2013). Characters (from Bickel 2013): Antennal scape bare; dorsal postcranium usually distinctly concave; posterior mesonotum distinctly flattened and slightly depressed, from one-third to one-half of surface between dorsocentral setae, and distinct from… Continue reading Medeterinae

Sciapodinae

Belongs within: Dolichopodidae. The Sciapodinae are a group of dolichopodid flies with a deeply excavated vertex and/or a prominent fork in vein M1+2 (Bickel 2013). In members of the subcosmopolitan genus Mesorhaga, vein M is unbranched (with M2 totally absent) but is slightly bent anteriad beyond crossvein dm-cu (Bickel 2009). Characters (from Bickel 2013): Vertex… Continue reading Sciapodinae

Hybotidae

Belongs within: Empidoidea.Contains: Drapetini, Tachydromiini, Hybotinae. The Hybotidae are a group of long-legged flies previously classified in the Empididae, albeit as a distinct group ‘Ocydromiinea’. Males of this family have the terminalia rotated 90° to the right. Within the family, the Tachydromiinae are characterised by wings that lack both cell dm and obvious forks in… Continue reading Hybotidae

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