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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Asilidae
Subfamily: Apocleinae

Apocleinae are a subfamily of assassin flies proposed in 1973.[1] The proposed taxon is, however, polyphyletic and is no longer recognized as a subfamily. Most ‘Apocleinae’ genera are now included in the subfamily Asilinae.[2]


  1. ^ Papavero, N. (1973). "Studies of Asilidae (Diptera) systematics and evolution. I. A preliminary classification in subfamilies". Arquivos de Zoologia. 23: 217–274. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Asilidae generic classification sensu Dikow 2009 | Asiloid Flies". asiloidflies.si.edu. Retrieved 10 January 2017.