Diopsoidea

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Diopsoidea
Diopsid2.jpg
A stalk-eyed fly from Cameroon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section: Schizophora
Subsection: Acalyptratae
Superfamily: Diopsoidea
Families

Diopsidae - stalk-eyed flies
Gobryidae
Megamerinidae
Nothybidae
Psilidae - rust flies
Somatiidae
Strongylophthalmyiidae
Syringogastridae
Tanypezidae

The Diopsoidea are a small but diverse cosmopolitan superfamily of acalyptrate muscoids, especially prevalent in the tropics. Some flux exists in the family constituency of this group (e.g., the Megamerinidae are sometimes placed here, but may also be placed in the Nerioidea),[1] and the final classification is likely to require the use of molecular systematics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tolweb.org/Megamerinidae/10602 Tree of Life Web: Megamerinidae