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Subfamily Empidinae

Fly? - female Small Black Dance Fly - Rhamphomyia BG2811 D2784 - Empis Maybe Hilara 2 - Hilara Dance Fly - Rhamphomyia Empididae ? Rhamphomyia nasoni? - Rhamphomyia Fly ID
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Empididae (Dance Flies)
Subfamily Empidinae
Numbers
TBA described + ~500 undescribed spp. in our area; ~1,500 described and 3,000+ estimated spp. in 30 genera worldwide[cite:745518]
Range
worldwide; three major genera (Empis, Rhamphomyia, Hilara) in north temperate zones, most of other genera in the southern hemisphere[cite:745518]