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Family Pelecorhynchidae

Fly - Glutops Fly - Glutops Fly - Glutops Unidentified fly - Pseudoerinna jonesi Fuzzy-faced fly - Glutops - male Fuzzy-faced fly - Glutops - male Glutops larva - Glutops Glutops larva - Glutops
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Pelecorhynchidae
Explanation of Names
Pelecorhynchidae Enderlein 1922
8 spp. (all but one Glutops) in 2 genera in our area(1), ca. 50 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(2)
Holarctic (mostly NA), Chile, Australia(2)
larvae in saturated soil of swamps or stream banks(2)
larvae prey on other invertebrates, adults feed on nectar(2)
probably the sister to Athericidae + Tabanidae; Pelecorhynchidae may not be monophyletic though (Keith Bayless, pers. comm.)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 1
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1981. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.