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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Asilomorpha
Superfamily: Empidoidea
Family: Dolichopodidae
Subfamily: Sympycninae
Genus: Brevimyia
Miller, 1945[1]
Species: B. pulverea
Binomial name
Brevimyia pulverea
(Parent, 1933)[2]
  • Brachymyia Parent, 1933
    (nec Williston, 1882)

Brevimyia is a genus of flies in the family Dolichopodidae. It contains only one species, Brevimyia pulverea, and is found in New Zealand. It was originally known as Brachymyia, named by Octave Parent in 1933. Later, David Miller found the name to be preoccupied by Brachymyia (Williston, 1882), and renamed it to Brevimyia in 1945.[1]


  1. ^ a b Miller, D. (1945). "Generic name changes in Diptera". Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London. B. 14: 72. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.1945.tb00021.x. 
  2. ^ a b c Parent, O. (1933). "Étude monographique sur les Diptères Dolichopodides de Nouvelle Zélande". Annales De La Société Scientifique De Bruxelles. Série B. Sciences Physiques Et Naturelles. 53: 325–441.