Empididae

Clinocera cf. stagnalis, copyright Rui Andrade.


Belongs within: Empidoidea.
Contains: Empidini.

The Empididae, dance flies, are a group of long-legged flies that get their vernacular name in reference to the courtship displays performed by males of some species.

<==Empididae [Empidinea, Empidoinea] SK81
    |--Ceratomerus CM91 [Ceratomerinae GE05]
    |--Hemerodromiinae SK81
    |    |  i. s.: Colabris rufescens CS09
    |    |--Chelipodini SK81
    |    |    |--Chelipoda contracta CS09
    |    |    `--Phyllodromia americana SK81
    |    `--Hemerodromiini SK81
    |         |--Chelifera obsoleta SK81
    |         |--Thanategia recurvata SK81
    |         |--Metachela SK81
    |         |--Neoplasta scapularis SK81
    |         `--Hemerodromia SK81
    |              |--H. oratoria CS09
    |              `--H. rogatoris SK81
    |--Clinocerinae SK81
    |    |--Dolichocephala argus SK81
    |    |--Wiedemannia SK81
    |    |--Niphogenia eucera SK81
    |    |--Ceratempis longicornis SK81
    |    |--Oreothalia SK81
    |    |--Boreodromia bicolor SK81
    |    |--Proclinopyga SK81
    |    |--Trichoclinocera hamifera SK81
    |    |--Asymphyloptera CS09
    |    |--Roederiodes SK81
    |    |    |--R. recurvatus SK81
    |    |    |--R. wigginsi CS09
    |    |    `--R. wirthi CS09
    |    `--Clinocera SK81
    |         |--C. caerulea WT11
    |         |--C. lineata SK81
    |         |--C. rubriventris CS09
    |         `--C. stagnalis SK81
    `--Empidinae SK81
         |  i. s.: Turonempis styx GE05
         |         Brochella monticola SK81
         |         Toreus neomexicanus SK81
         |         Philetus SK81
         |         Hesperempis SK81
         |         Ragas primigenia SK81
         |         Hormopeza brevicornis SK81
         |         Anthepiscopus SK81
         |         Iteaphila macquarti SK81
         |         Gloma luctuosa SK81
         |         Oreogeton [Oreogetoninae] SK81
         |           `--O. scopifer WT11
         |--Empidini CS09
         `--Hilarini CS09
              |--Aplomera CS09
              |--Hilarempis facilis CS09
              `--Hilara SK81
                   |--H. femorata SK81
                   `--H. mutabilis SK81

Empididae incertae sedis:
  Kowarzia TBG00
  Helempis GE05
  Phaetempis lebanensis GE05
  Ecommocydromia difficilis GE05
  Burmitempis halteralis GE05
  Emplita GE05
  Nemedromia GE05
  Neoturonius GE05
  Prolatomyia GE05
  Cretodromia GE05
  Proagomyia CM91
  Atrichopleura caesia CM91

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[CM91] Colless, D. H., & D. K. McAlpine. 1991. Diptera (flies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 717–786. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[CS09] Cumming, J. M., & B. J. Sinclair. 2009. Empididae (dance flies, balloon flies, predaceous flies). 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. 653–670. Ottawa, NRC Research Press.

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[SK81] Steyskal, G. C., & L. V. Knutson. 1981. Empididae. 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. 607–624. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[TBG00] Tuzovskij, P., D. Benfatti & R. Gerecke. 2000. The water mite family Acherontacaridae Cook, 1967 nov. stat. and diagnosis of the superfamily Hydrovolzioidea Thor, 1905 (Acariformes, Hydrachnidia). Acarologia 41: 451–473.

[WT11] Wiegmann, B. M., M. D. Trautwein, I. S. Winkler, N. B. Barr, J.-W. Kim, C. Lambkin, M. A. Bertone, B. K. Cassel, K. M. Bayless, A. M. Heimberg, B. M. Wheeler, K. J. Peterson, T. Pape, B. J. Sinclair, J. H. Skevington, V. Blagoderov, J. Caravas, S. N. Kutty, U. Schmidt-Ott, G. E. Kampmeier, F. C. Thompson, D. A. Grimaldi, A. T. Beckenbach, G. W. Courtney, M. Friedrich, R. Meier & D. K. Yeates. 2011. Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108 (14): 5690–5695.

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