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Subfamily Ectyphinae

Opomydas townsendi - female Opomydas townsendi - female Mydidae? - Opomydas townsendi - male - female Phyllomydas? - Opomydas limbatus - male Phyllomydas? - Opomydas limbatus - male Mydas fly, but which one? - Heteromydas bicolor Opomydas limbatus on dried vegetation - Opomydas limbatus - male Opomydas limbatus on dried vegetation - Opomydas limbatus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Mydidae (Mydas Flies)
Subfamily Ectyphinae
Numbers
3 spp. in our area: Heteromydas bicolor, Opomydas limbatus, O. townsendi; 2 more genera (with 7 spp.) in so. & e. Africa(1)(2)
Identification
Images from(1): H. bicolor 1 2O. limbatus 1 2 3O. townsendi 1 2 3
Print References
Artigas, J. N, & N. Papavero (1990). "Studies on Mydidae (Diptera): V. Phylogenetic and biogeographic notes, key to the American genera and illustrations of spermathecae". Gayana Zool. 54(3-4): 87-116 (Full Text)
Hardy, D. E. (1944). New Asilidae and Mydaidae (Diptera) in the Snow Collection. Canad. Ent. 76: 226-230.
Wilcox, J., Papavero, N. (1971). "The American genera of Mydidae (Diptera) with the description of three new genera and two new species". Arquivos Zoologica São Paulo. 21 (2): 41–119 (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.Dikow T. (2001–2014) Asiloid Flies web-site
2.Review of the mydid genus Opomydas Curran (Diptera: Mydidae)
Kondratieff B., Fitzgerald S.J. 1996. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 89: 348-353.