29 spp. in 4 genera of 3 tribes in our area, >80 spp. in 12 genera of 4 tribes total (one monotypic tribe in S.America)(1)
New World group (Canada to Argentina); in our area, more diverse in the south, with just one sp. (the common Mydas clavatus) reaching Canada in the east(1)
Wilcox, J., Papavero, N. & Pimentel, T. (1989)(2). Studies of Mydidae (Diptera). IVb. Mydas and allies in the Americas (Mydinae, Mydini). Museu Paraense "Emilo Goeldi", Coleção Emilie Snethlage, Belém, Brazil. 139 pp.
Contributed by v belov on 19 December, 2011 - 9:20am Additional contributions by Aaron Schusteff Last updated 23 October, 2018 - 6:21pm
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