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Superfamily Empidoidea

Tiny Fly - Condylostylus - male Long-legged Fly - Condylostylus - female Dance Fly - Rhamphomyia - male Dance Fly dance fly? - Rhamphomyia - male Long-tailed Dance Fly - Rhamphomyia longicauda Empididae? - Platypalpus Fly - Dolichopus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Numbers
ca. 2,100 described spp. of 4 families in our area, >20,000 estimated spp. in 5 families worldwide(1)
Size
1-15 mm(1)
Range
worldwide and across NA
Remarks
A monophyletic lineage, sister to the Cyclorrhapha(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Cumming J.M., Brooks S.E. (2006) Homepage for Empidoidea resources
2.The morphology, higher level phylogeny and classification of the Empidoidea (Diptera)
Sinclair, B.J. & Cumming, J.M. 2006. Zootaxa, Vol. 1180 (Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand).