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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Infraorder: Asilomorpha
Superfamily: Asiloidea
Family: Hilarimorphidae

Hilarimorphidae or hilarimorphid flies are a Family of Diptera. They are placed in the Super family Asiloidea, though there is some considerable doubt, but the consensus is that they are most closely related to the Bombyliidae. Most species are nearctic.[1][2]



  1. ^ NAGATOMI Akira (1982). "Genitalia of Hilarimorpha (Diptera, Hilarimorphidae)". Japanese Journal of Entomology (in japanese) (Kagoshima) 50 (4): 544–548. ISSN 0915-5805. 
  2. ^ Webb, D. W. (1974). "A revision of the genus Hilarimorpha (Diptera: Hilarimorphidae)". Journal Kansas Entomology Society (Kansas Entomology Society) 47: 172–222. 
  3. ^ Grimaldi, D.I. & Cumming, J.M. (1999). "Brachyceran Diptera in Cretaceous ambers and Mesozoic diversification of the Eremoneura". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (American Museum of Natural History) (239): 1–124 pp.