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Genus Syneches

A very interesting Fly - also very small - Syneches rufus Hybotid Dance Fly - Hybotinae - Syneches thoracicus - female Tiny fly? whose whole head is composed of eyes - Syneches Very, very small fly of some type - Syneches simplex Hybotid Dance Fly - Syneches rufus - female Fly - Syneches 908W01 - Syneches simplex Red-eyed fly sp? - Syneches
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Hybotidae (Hybotid Dance Flies)
Subfamily Hybotinae
Genus Syneches
Identification
Distinguished from other Hybotinae east of the Rocky Mountains by base of Rs joining R near the base of the basal R cell.
Remarks
Species known from North America:
S. albonotatus (Texas to New Jersey; mostly black, thorax with whitish spots)
S. ater (Northeast; mostly black, wings darkened)
S. debilis (Southeast north to New Jersey)
S. frosti (Florida)
S. hyalinus (Southeast north to Long Island)
S. longipennis (Southeast)
S. pusillus (East; wing entirely clear)
S. rufus (Northeast)
S. simplex (Rocky Mountains to Atlantic; wing with several spots)
S. thoracicus (East; thorax often with stripes; = testaceus)
S. vittatus (Southern Arizona; banded abdomen)
Most of these species are listed in Coquillett's 1896 revision and Melander's 1902 paper. Melander 1928(1) has a checklist and some new species descriptions but no key. A few more species were described in 1974; that revision is not available in electronic form.
Print References
Wilder, D. Dee. 1974. A revision of the genus Syneches Walker (Diptera: Empididae) for North America and the Antilles. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 10(5):1-30.
Works Cited
1.Genera Insectorum 185
A. L. Melander. 1928. P. Wytsman.