Sympycnus colliepa, from Bickel (2013).

Belongs within: Dolichopodidae.

The Sympycninae are a group of long-legged flies in which the head is generally ovate in anterior view, distinctly higher than wide, and males have vein M reaching the wing margin near the apex (Bickel 2013).

<==Sympycninae B13
    |--Teuchophorus Loew 1857 B13
    |    `--T. signatus B09
    |--Chaetogonopteron de Meijere 1914 B13
    |    |--C. bartaki Olejníček & Kubík 2007 B13
    |    |--C. capricorne Bickel 2013 B13
    |    `--C. vexillum Bickel 2013 B13
    `--Sympycnus Loew 1857 B13
         |--S. allectorius CM91
         |--S. anomalipennis B13
         |--S. colliepa Bickel 2013 B13
         |--S. ephydroides Bickel 2013 B13
         |--S. hamulitarsus Bickel 2013 B13
         |--S. inornatus (Botosaneanu & Vaillant 1973) [=Campsicnemus inornatus] B09
         |--S. lacrimulus Bickel 2013 B13
         |--S. marginatus B13
         |--S. pistillus Bickel 2013 B13
         `--S. weano Bickel 2013 B13

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B09] Bickel, D. J. 2009. Dolichopodidae (long-legged 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. 671–694. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[B13] Bickel, D. J. 2013. The family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of the Pilbara region, Western Australia in its Australasian biogeographic context, with the description of 19 new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 83: 291–348.

[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).

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