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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Tabanomorpha
Superfamily: Rhagionoidea
Family: Austroleptidae
Nagatomi, 1982[1]
Genus: Austroleptis
Hardy, 1920
Type species
Austroleptis rhyphoides
Hardy, 1920

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Austroleptis is a genus of snipe flies, and the sole genus in the family Austroleptidae; until 2010, it was placed in the family Rhagionidae.[2] They are small to moderately sized flies of around 3 to 7.7 mm.

The family Austroleptidae was originally created by Nagatomi (1982) as "Austroleptinae", a subfamily of Rhagionidae.[1] It was later proposed that it be raised to family rank by Stuckenburg (2001).[3]



  1. ^ a b Nagatomi, Akira (1982). "The genera of Rhagionidae (Diptera)". Journal of Natural History. 16 (1): 31–70. doi:10.1080/00222938200770041.
  2. ^ Kerr, P.H. (2010). "Phylogeny and classification of Rhagionidae, with implications for Tabanomorpha (Diptera: Brachycera)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2592: 1–133.
  3. ^ Stuckenburg, Brian R. (2001). "Pruning the tree: a critical review of classifications of the Homeodactyla (Diptera, Brachycera), with new perspectives and an alternative classification". Studia Dipterologica. 8 (1): 3–42.
  4. ^ a b Fachin, Diego Aguilar; Santos, Charles Morphy D.; Amorim, Dalton de Souza (2018). "First two species of Austroleptis Hardy (Diptera: Brachycera: Austroleptidae) from Brazil". Zootaxa. 4369 (4): 557–574. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4369.4.6.