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Family Pelecorhynchidae

Fly - Glutops Fly - Glutops Fly - Glutops Unidentified fly - Pseudoerinna jonesi Unidentified fly - Pseudoerinna jonesi Fuzzy-faced fly - Glutops - male Glutops larva - Glutops Glutops larva - Glutops
Classification
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
Numbers
8 spp. (all but one Glutops) in 2 genera in our area(1), ca. 50 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(2)
Range
Holarctic (mostly NA), Chile, Australia(2)
Habitat
larvae in saturated soil of swamps or stream banks(2)
Food
larvae prey on other invertebrates, adults feed on nectar(2)
Remarks
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.