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Superfamily Empidoidea

Tiny Fly on Daisy - Rhamphomyia fly - Condylostylus mundus - male Longlegged Fly - Dolichopus variabilis - male Dance Fly - Rhamphomyia - male Long leg fly - Gymnopternus Long-Legged Fly.  - Condylostylus - male Fly - Syneches simplex Fly - Xanthochlorus helvinus
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 and including 5 families: Empididae, Hybotidae, Atelestidae, Brachystomatidae and Dolichopodidae s.lat.(2)(1)
Works Cited
1.Homepage for Empidoidea resources, by J.M. Cumming & S.E. Brooks
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).