Aulacigastridae

Stenomicra sp., photographed by S. E. Thorpe.


Belongs within: Schizophora.

The Aulacigastridae are a group of small flies that may be attracted to freshly cut vegetation and sap fluxes; membership of the group has been debated between authors.

<==Aulacigastridae RM10
    |  i. s.: Schizochroa T87
    |         Xenanthomyza larssoni T87
    |--Curiosimusca Rung et al. 2005 RM10
    |--Echidnocephalodes RM10
    |--Aulacigaster RM10
    |    |--A. electra [=Protoaulacigaster electra] RM10
    |    |--A. leucopeza T81
    |    |--A. melanoleuca RM10
    |    |--A. minuta RM10
    |    `--A. neoleucopeza WT11
    `--Stenomicrinae [Stenomicridae] MR10
         |--Planinasus electrus Grimaldi & Mathis 1993 MR10
         |--Cyamops WT11
         |    |  i. s.: C. nebulosa WT11
         |    |--C. americus Baptista & Mathis 1994 BM96
         |    |--C. fasciatus BM96
         |    `--+--C. neotropicus BM96
         |       `--C. sabroskyi Baptista & Mathis 1996 BM96
         `--Stenomicra RM10
              |--S. anacrostichalis MR10
              |--S. angustata MR10
              |--S. fascipennis O98
              |--S. orientalis MR10
              `--S. sabroskyi MR10

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BM96] Baptista, A. R. P., & W. N. Mathis. 1996. A new species of Cyamops Melander (Diptera: Periscelididae) from Brazil, with distributional notes on another species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98 (2): 245–248.

[MR10] Mathis, W. N., & A. Rung. 2010. Periscelididae (periscelid 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. 2 pp. 1087–1092. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[O98] Oosterbroek, P. 1998. The Families of Diptera of the Malay Archipelago. Brill: Leiden.

[RM10] Rung, A., & W. N. Mathis. 2010. Aulacigastridae (aulacigastrid 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. 2 pp. 1083–1085. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[T81] Teskey, H. J. 1981. Key to families—larvae. 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. 125–147. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[T87] Teskey, H. J. 1987. Aulacigastridae. In: McAlpine, J. F. (ed.) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 2 pp. 891–894. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[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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