Andrenosoma fulvicaudum, copyright Tom Murray.

Belongs within: Asilidae.
Contains: Atomosini.

The Laphriinae are a group of robber flies lacking a stylus on the antenna (Wood 1981).

Characters (from Wood 1981): Antenna blunt apically, without stylus, or with one or two abruptly tapered short microsegments. Palpus two-segmented. Wing with R2+3 joining R1 proximal to end of R1, with cell r thus separated from wing margin; crossvein m-cu present; thus apex of cell bm closed by three veins. Male terminalia rotated 180° permanently.

<==Laphriinae BT04
    |  i. s.: Smeryngolaphria [Dasytrichini] F09
    |           `--S. numitor F09
    |--+--Atomosini BT04
    |  `--Laphriini [Dasylechiini] BT04
    |       |--Maira BT04
    |       |--Dasylechia W81
    |       |--Orthogonis stygia W81
    |       |--Ichneumolaphria fascipennis F09
    |       |--*Phellopteron farri F09
    |       |--Rhopalogaster F09
    |       |    |--R. araujoi F09
    |       |    `--R. micronyx F09
    |       |--Lampria W81
    |       |    |--L. aurifex F09
    |       |    |--L. clavipes F09
    |       |    `--L. rubriventris W81
    |       `--Laphria BT04
    |            |--L. bomboides Macquart 1849 E12
    |            |--L. gilva K01
    |            |--L. hirta C91
    |            |--L. sadales W81
    |            `--L. thoracica CW09
    `--Andrenosomatini F09
         |--Cerotainiops F09
         |--Exodasyllis F09
         |--Neophoneus [Neophoneini] F09
         |    `--N. amandus F09
         |--Pilica F09
         |    |--P. erythrogaster F09
         |    `--P. formidolosa F09
         |--Dasandra F09
         |    |--*D. ayalai F09
         |    |--D. hespenheidei F09
         |    `--D. zanutoi F09
         |--Dasyllis F09
         |    |--D. corallia F09
         |    |--D. funebris F09
         |    |--D. haemorrhoa F09
         |    `--D. phoenicogaster F09
         |--Eurycheilis F09
         |    |--E. bromleyi F09
         |    |--E. collini F09
         |    |--E. eufriesiae F09
         |    `--E. nigra F09
         `--Andrenosoma BT04
              |--*A. (Andrenosoma) atrum F09
              |--A. cinereum F09
              |--A. fulvicaudum F09
              |--A. (Pogonosoma) ridingsi W81
              |--A. sarcophagum F09
              `--A. xanthocnemum F09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BT04] Bybee, S. M., S. D. Taylor, C. R. Nelson & M. F. Whiting. 2004. A phylogeny of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) at the subfamilial level: molecular evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 789–797.

[C91] CSIRO. 1991. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers vol. 1. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[CW09] Cumming, J. M., & D. M. Wood. 2009. Adult morphology and terminology. In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 9–50. Ottawa, NRC Research Press.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[F09] Fisher, E. M. 2009. Asilidae (robber flies, assassin flies, moscas cazadoras, moscas ladronas). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 585–632. Ottawa, NRC Research Press.

[K01] Kertész, K. 1901. Legyek [Dipteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 179–201. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[W81] Wood, G. C. 1981. Asilidae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 549–573. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

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