List of Diptera families

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This is a list of the families of the order Diptera (true flies).


Dumeril, 1805

Nematocera families known only as fossils[edit]


Macquart, 1834

Brachycera families known only as fossils[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ art. ICZN
  2. ^ Michelsen, Verner; Pape, Thomas (2017). "Ulurumyiidae – a new family of calyptrate flies (Diptera)". Systematic Entomology. 42 (4): 826–836. 

External links[edit]


  • Barraclough, D. A. & McAlpine, D. K. 2006. Natalimyzidae, a new African family of acalyptrate flies (Diptera: Schizophora: Sciomyzoidea). African Invertebrates 47: 117-134. [1]
  • Evenhuis, N.L. (1994): Catalogue of the Fossil Flies of the world (Insecta: Diptera). - Leiden: Backhuys Publ.: 600 pp.
  • Evenhuis, N.L. (1996): Catalogue of the Diptera of the Australasien and Oceanian Regions. - [2]
  • Evenhuis, N.L. (1996): Catalogue of the fossil flies of the world. - [3]
  • Jacobs, W. & Renner, M (1988): Biologie und Ökologie der Insekten, 2.Aufl.. - Stuttgart: Fischer: 690 pp.
  • Maddison, D.R. Tree of life: phylogeny and systematics of Diptera. - [4]
  • Schumann, H. (1992): Systematische Gliederung der Ordnung Diptera mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der in Deutschland vorkommenden Familien. - Dt. Ent. Ztsch. N.F. 39 (1-3): 103-116.
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) 2011 Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness (Zootaxa 3148). Magnolia Press, Auckland, 237 pp. online here pdf
  • Zoological Record. - [5]

Other information[edit]

Identifying the families[edit]