Identification, Images, & Information
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
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
8 spp. (6 of Diastata and 2 of Campiochoeta) in our area, ~50 spp. in 4 genera total(1)(2)
worldwide except Australasia, most diverse in Eurasia(1)
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.