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Subfamily Hydrophorinae

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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 Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily Hydrophorinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Several marine shore genera with long antennae related to Aphrosylus are now included in Hydrophorinae. They were previously Aphrosylinae.
Widespread in North America and beyond, especially at high altitude and latitude.
Hydrophorus is the common genus on or next to fresh water, with Hydatostega sharing similar habits. Several genera, and some species of Hydrophorus, live on marine shores. Scellus is usually terrestrial.
Hydrophorus, Hydatostega, and Scellus were revised by Richard Hurley in Flies of the Nearctic Region.
Print References
Hurley, R.L. (1995). Orthogenya Dolichopodidae: Hydrophorinae. In G.C.D. Griffiths (editor), Flies of the Nearctic region 6 (2): 113–224.