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Genus Empis

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Empididae (Dance Flies)
Subfamily Empidinae
Genus Empis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Empis and Rhamphomyia are not monophyletic with respect to one another, however no formal changes have been made.
Explanation of Names
Empis Linnaeus 1758
Greek empis εμπισ (εμπιδ-), 'mosquito, gnat, gadfly larva'(1)
~90 described Nearctic species, many more undescribed; ~350 spp. worldwide[cite:745518]
~10 mm
R4+5 vein bifurcated
much of the world (mostly n. hemisphere)[cite:745518]
Flying insects; occasionally nectar
Internet References
Genus profile (Pehling 2004)