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

Subfamily Empidinae

Robber Fly ID Please? - female Dance Fly - Hilara - female Rhamphomyia nasoni - female March fly? - Rhamphomyia Fly - Hilara Empid fly - Empis Rhamphomyia female? - Rhamphomyia - female Empis spectabilis? - male
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]