Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Subfamily Hemerodromiinae

Dance Fly ? - Neoplasta Dance Fly - Hemerodromia Fly - Hemerodromia superstitiosa Fly - Hemerodromia Empididae, lateral - Hemerodromia - male tiny flies - Phyllodromia americana - male - female Empidoidea - Neoplasta - male Fly - Hemerodromia superstitiosa - female
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 Hemerodromiinae
Identification
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)