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Subfamily Hemerodromiinae

Empididae - Hemerodromia - female Dance Fly fly - Neoplasta - female Dance Fly - Neoplasta Tiny, Thin fly - Hemerodromia superstitiosa - female Hybotidae sp. ? UID empidid Dance Fly - Hemerodromiinae - male
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 Hemerodromiinae
Fore legs widely separated from mid legs. Fore coxa long. Fore femur often enlarged.
Pupa with long tracheal filaments on abdomen (unique in Diptera).
Print References
Adrian R. Plant, "Hemerodromiinae (Diptera: Empididae): a tentative phylogeny and biogeographical discussion", Systematic Entomology doi 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00547.x

A. L. Melander, "Synopsis of the Hemerodromiinae (Diptera: Empididae)", Journal of the New York Entomological Society 55:237-273 (JSTOR)