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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Section: Aschiza
Superfamily: Platypezoidea
Family: Ironomyiidae
McAlpine & Martin, 1966
Type species
Ironomyia nigromaculata
White, 1916 [1]

The Ironomyiidae, or ironic flies, are a small family of insects of the order Diptera. Historically, they have been included in the family Platypezidae, and includes three extant species and a number of extinct fossil species.

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  1. ^ a b White, Adam (1916). "The Diptera-Brachycera of Tasmania. Part III. Families Asilidae, Bombylidae, Empidae, Dolichopodidae & Phoridae". Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (Print). Tasmania: Royal Society of Tasmania. 217: 148–266. 
  2. ^ a b McAlpine, D.K. (2008). "New extant species of ironic flies (Diptera: Ironomyiidae) with notes on ironomyiid morphology and relationships". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (Print). New South Wales: The Linnean Society of New South Wales. 129: 17–38. 

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