Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Mydinae

Mydas clavatus  - Mydas clavatus fly  - Mydas maculiventris Mydas - Mydas clavatus Mydid - Phyllomydas Mydid - Phyllomydas Mydas fly - Mydas davidsoni Mydas fly - Mydas davidsoni Sawfly? - Mydas tibialis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Mydidae (Mydas Flies)
Subfamily Mydinae
Numbers
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)
Range
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)
Print References
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.
Works Cited
1.Dikow T. (2001–2014) Asiloid Flies web-site
2.Studies of Mydidae (Diptera). IVb. Mydas and allies in the Americas (Mydinae, Mydini)
Joseph Wilcox, Nelson Papavero, Therezinha Pimentel. 1989. Museu Paraense "Emilo Goeldi", Coleção Emilie Snethlage, Belém, Brazil.