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Superfamily Hippoboscoidea

Ornithomyia? - Ornithomya Lipoptena cervi? Lipoptena cervi  - Lipoptena cervi louse fly - Ornithomyinae ked - Lipoptena Lipoptena mazamae Louse Fly ID Request Fly
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Hippoboscoidea
No consensus on family-level classification among experts: apart from the monophyletic Afrotropical Glossinidae (tse-tse flies), the remainder of this group is either divided into 3 families by some(1), or considered to be a single family by others [e.g.(2)(3)]
Works Cited
1.Molecular phylogenetic analysis of nycteribiid and streblid bat flies (Diptera: Brachycera, Calyptratae): ...
Dittmar K., Porter M.L., Murray S., Whiting M.F. 2006. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 38: 155–170.
2.The phylogeny and evolution of host choice in the Hippoboscoidea (Diptera) as reconstructed using four molecular markers
Petersen F.T., Meier R., Kutty S.N., Wiegmann B.M. 2007. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45: 111–122.
3.Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha)...
S.N. Kutty, T. Pape, B.M. Wiegmann, R. Meier. 2010. Systematic Entomology 35: 614–635.