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Ditomyia fasciata in copula
Symmerus annulatus.jpg
Symmerus annulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Infraorder: Bibionomorpha
Superfamily: Sciaroidea
Family: Ditomyiidae

The Ditomyiidae are a small (90 species) family of flies (Diptera).They are found worldwide (except in the Afrotropical Region), most species are found in the Australasian and Neotropical realms.[1] There are only two genera in Europe Ditomyia Winnertz, 1846 and Symmerus Walker, 1848 [2][3] Ditomyia is found in Central Europe Symmerus in Northern Europe Symmerus is endemic to the Palaearctic.[4]

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  1. ^ Matile Family Ditomyiidae.
  2. ^ .Øivind Gammelmo & Eirik Rindal, 2006 On the family Ditomyiidae (Diptera, Sciaroidea) in Norway Norw. J. Entomol. 53, 47-49, 22 May 2006 pdf
  3. ^ Fauna Europaea
  4. ^ Munroe, D.D. 1974. The systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography of Symmerus Walker and Australosymmerus Freeman (Diptera: Mycetophilidae: Ditomyiinae). Mem. entomol. soc.Can. 92. 1 – 183. Ottawa