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Apsilocephalidae wing veins.svg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Asiloidea
Family: Apsilocephalidae
Nagatomi et al., 1991

The Apsilocephalidae comprise a family of flies in the superfamily Asiloidea. The family was proposed in 1991.

The Apsilocephalidae are close relatives (sister group) of Therevidae distinguishable by genitalic characters. Three genera are extant and two are fossil.

Therevoid clade

 Therevoid clade 






These six genera belong to the family Apsilocephalidae:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b = Bugguide.net[4]


  1. ^ "ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Browse Apsilocephalidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Apsilocephalidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Apsilocephalidae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  • Nagatomi, A.; Saigusa, Toyohei; Nagatomi, Hisako & Lyneborg, L. (1991): Apsilocephalidae, a new family of orthorrhaphous Brachycera (Insecta, Diptera). Zoological Science (Tokyo) 8(3): 579-591.
  • Nagatomi, A.; Saigusa, T.; Nagatomi, H. & Lyneborg, L.. 1991. The systematic position of the Apsilocephalidae, Rhagionempididae, Protempididae, Hilarimorphidae, Vermileonidae and some genera of Bombyliidae (Insecta, Diptera). Zool. Science 8:593-607.
  • The genitalia of the Apsilocephalidae (Diptera). Japanese Journal of Entomology. 59. 409-423.

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