Taxon profile


true flies, mosquitoes and gnats
Diptera Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  cohors Endopterygota

Scientific synonyms

Antliata Fabricius, 1775


Important groups

Bibionidae - march flies, Cecidomyiidae - gall midges, Mycetophilidae - fungus gnats, Culicidae - mosquitoes, Asilidae - robber flies, Bombyliidae - bee flies, Therevidae - stiletto flies, Dolichopodidae - long-legged flies, Phoridae - humpbacked flies, Syrphidae - flower flies, Calliphoridae - blow flies, Sarcophagidae - flesh flies, Tachinidae - Parasitic Flies, Tephritidae - fruit flies, Lauxaniidae, Rhagionidae - snipe flies, Stratiomyidae - soldier flies

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

suborder Nematocera Berthold, 1827
suborder Brachycera Schiner, 1862

Unplaced taxa

family Rhaetanidae
family Tillyardipteridae Lukashevich & Shcherbakov, 1999

Fossil taxa

infraorder Grauvogeliomorpha Krzeniňski, Krzemiňska & Papier, 1994
infraorder Hennigmatomorpha
infraorder Nadipteromorpha Krzemiňski & Evenhuis, 2000

Links and literature

Data source info

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea
Pape, Dr Thomas & de Jong, Dr Herman (ed.). 2007. Diptera. Fauna Europaea version 1.3,
[Data retrieved on: 29 December 2007]

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