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Subfamily Hybotinae

Empididae? - Syneches simplex 020812Fly1 - Euhybus Hybotid Dance Fly - Syneches What is this fly? - Syndyas 908W01 - Syneches simplex Red-eyed fly sp? - Syneches Black fly with a hump and big, red eyes - Syneches simplex Fly - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Hybotidae (Hybotid Dance Flies)
Subfamily Hybotinae
35 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1)
"The Hybotinae are characterized by holoptic females (except Lamachella and Leptocrytoma), proboscis often heavily sclerotized and projecting obliquely or horizontally forwards, wings generally with well developed anal lobe, cell dm emitting two veins and prosternum isolated and separated from proepisternum." (Sinclair and Cumming 2006)