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Subfamily Empidinae

Large dance fly seeks ID Empis sp. ? - Rhamphomyia Mating Dance Flies - male - female Dance fly - Empis clausa - female unknown fly fly on apply blossum - Empis Empis tridentata - Rhamphomyia - female Dance Fly?
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 Empidinae
Numbers
TBA described + ~500 undescribed spp. in our area; ~1,500 described and 3,000+ estimated spp. in 30 genera worldwide[cite:745518]
Range
worldwide; three major genera (Empis, Rhamphomyia, Hilara) in north temperate zones, most of other genera in the southern hemisphere[cite:745518]