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Elevation of Pipizinae to subfamily rank

Mengual et al. (2015)(1) elevated the former tribe Pipizini to subfamily status directly under Syrphidae, and Moran et al. (2021)(2) confirms this.

Is there any opposition to this transfer? It's already been done on iNaturalist.

Separate question: How would we go about changing the rank of the taxon page from tribe to subfamily without creating a whole new page and moving the old images?

The Syrphidae info page
will need some work now to adjust it to this change.

I'll work on that, thank you!
I'll work on that, thank you!

This change has been made
It will take a little while for the images to catch up to the move, so don't panic.

OK, sent the request
to John VanDyk

Ximo made a solid point, and it has been long known in the community that this group should be a subfamily, so I am all for it. Normally I am not a big fan of changing higher classification just because there is a single paper out there, but this one is solid (I even changed our insect collection accordingly ;-)

Thank you both!
John & Jane, we're all set if you want to send this to J. VanDyk now.

Mengual says it all and Skevi
Mengual says it all and Skevington`s Field Guide already has the Pipizini in the subfamily Pipizinae.

I'm going to send this to som
I'm going to send this to some people... if no one else comments here in, say, a week, and my associates don't disagree, let's have John apply the change.

Sounds like a plan to us
Sounds like a plan to us

Yes, please do not move all the images
and create a new page. Everything on BugGuide is editable. Once people agree to the move we will send an email to John VanDyk asking him to change the level of the page from tribe to subfamily. At present he is the only one who can do it.

Okay, thank you.
I don't forsee any issues with this, the tribe had been bouncing around subfamilies and this change had been expected for some time.

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