Acalyptratae

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Acalyptratae
Marsh fly01.jpg
Marsh fly (Sciomyzidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Section: Schizophora
Subsection: Acalyptratae
Superfamilies

Carnoidea
Conopoidea
Diopsoidea
Ephydroidea
Lauxanioidea
Nerioidea
Opomyzoidea
Sciomyzoidea
Sphaeroceroidea
Tephritoidea

Acalyptratae is a subsection of Schizophora, commonly referred to as the acalyptrate muscoids (or simply acalyptrates). It is a very large assemblage, exhibiting very diverse habits, with one notable and perhaps surprising exception; there are no known acalyptrates that are obligate blood-feeders (hematophagous), though this is a life history that is common throughout the remaining Diptera.

The name Acalypterae was first used by Justin Pierre Marie Macquart in 1835 for a Section of his tribu Muscides for all acalyptrates (except conopids) plus scathophagids and phorids.

The name refers to the lack of calypters in the members of this group of flies.

Classification[edit]

External links[edit]

  • McAlpine, David K., 1958 A key to the Australian families of Acalptrate Diptera (Insecta) Records of the Australian Museum 24 (12) 183-190 pdf full text and figures