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Genus Hilarimorpha

Hilarimorphidae  - Hilarimorpha - male Hilarimorphidae  - Hilarimorpha - male Living Hilarimorpha - Hilarimorpha Living Hilarimorpha - Hilarimorpha
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Hilarimorphidae
Genus Hilarimorpha
The similar forks of R4+5 and M1+2, combined with missing cell dm, will distinguish this fly from similar families such as Bombyliidae.
Widespread in the north temperate region. Most species are from mid-latitudes of North America, north to tree line in western Canada and Alaska.
This family is traditionally included in Asiloidea, but there is some doubt about its proper placement.
Most species are known from only one or a few specimens or localities, and larvae are unknown.
Print References
Webb, Donald W. 1974. A Revision of the Genus Hilarimorpha (Diptera: Hilarimorphidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 47(2):172-222 (JSTOR)
Webb, Donald W. 1975. New species of Hilarimorpha (Diptera: Hilarimorphidae). Entomological News 86:80-84.