Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Carnidae

unknown fly - Meoneura unknown small fly - Meoneura unknown small fly - Meoneura Silver-lipped Fly - Hemeromyia - male Sphaeroceridae? - Hemeromyia Sphaeroceridae? - Hemeromyia Sphaeroceridae? - Hemeromyia Sphaeroceridae? - Hemeromyia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Carnidae
Explanation of Names
Carnidae Newman 1834
Numbers
3 genera in our area (Carnus, Hemeromyia, Meoneura)(1), >90 spp. in 6 genera total(2)
Print References
Grimaldi D.A. (1997) The bird flies, genus Carnus: species revision, generic relationships, and a fossil Meoneura in amber (Diptera, Carnidae). American Museum novitates 3190: 1-30 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.