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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Diastatidae

fly - Diastata fly - Diastata Fly - Diastata fly - Diastata - female Fly - Diastata Fly - Diastata Acalyptratae - Campichoeta Diastata  sp. - Diastata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Diastatidae
Explanation of Names
Diastatidae Hendel 1917
Numbers
8 spp. (6 of Diastata and 2 of Campiochoeta) in our area, ~50 spp. in 4 genera total(1)(2)
Range
worldwide except Australasia, most diverse in Eurasia(1)
Remarks
a small family, with very little information available on the web other than species lists
The genus Campichoeta is often treated in a separate family, Campichoetidae.
Works Cited
1.World catalog and conspectus on the family Diastatidae (Diptera: Schizophora)
Mathis W.M. Barraclough D.A. 2011. Myia 12: 235-266.
2.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.