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Diptera: Asilide: Laphystiinae

Should we treat Laphystiinae as a subfamily or a subgroup of Laphriinae?

Part of Laphriinae
Dikow(2009) treats it as part of Laphriinae and with respect to his work it should be left that way.

It could be considered a subfamily but this plays into matters of whether to lump or split. For instance as Micrdontinae is the sister to the rest of the Syrphidae I could consider it to be its own family.

It is best to go with what is accepted currently by the experts on the taxa in question.

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