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Opetia nigra Meigen, 1830
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Section: Aschiza
Superfamily: Platypezoidea
Family: Opetiidae
Chandler 1981[1]

The Opetiidae or flat-footed flies are members of a family of flies (insects of the Order Diptera).[1] The family contains only five extant species in two genera, Opetia, and Puyehuemyia. the remaining taxa are known only from fossils.

Family description[edit]

wing venation

See [1]


Opetiidae was formerly in Platypezidae.


  1. ^ a b Chandler, P.J. (2001). Flat-Footed Flies: (Diptera Opetiidae and Platypezidae) of Europe (Print) (Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 36 ed.). Brill Academic Pub. pp. 1–278. ISBN 9004120238. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Zhang, J.-F. (1987). "Four new genera of Platypezidae". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 26: 595–603. 
  3. ^ a b Meigen, J. W. (1830). "Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten europaischen zweiflugeligen Insekten". Sechster Theil. Schulz, Hamm.: xi + 401 +[3]. 
  4. ^ Shatalkin, A. I. (1985). "A survey of Platypezidae (Diptera) of the USSR fauna". Sbornik Trud. zool. Muz. MGU. 23: 69–136. 
  5. ^ a b Saigusa, T. (1963). "Systematic studies of Japanese Platypezidae. I. Genus Opetia Meigen.". Sieboldia. 3: 105–108. 
  6. ^ Statz, G. (1940). "Neue Dipteren (Brachycera et Cyclorrhapha) aus dem Oberoligozan von Rott". Palaeontographica (A). 91: 120–174, pl. 19–27. 
  7. ^ a b Coram, R.; Jarzembowski, E. A.; Mostovski, M. B. (2000). "Two rare eremoneuran flies (Diptera: Empididae and Opetiidae) from the Purbeck Limestone group". Paleontol. J. (suppl.). 34: 370–373. 
  8. ^ a b Meunier, F. (1893). "Note sur les Platypezidae de l'ambre tertiaire". Bull. Soc. Zool. France. 18: 230–234. 
  9. ^ a b Amorim, Dalton de Souza; Silva, Vera Cristina; Brown, Brian Victor (21 February 2018). "Puyehuemyia chandleri, gen. nov., sp. nov. (Diptera, Opetiidae) : remnant of a Cretaceous biota in Chile". American Museum Novitates (3892). hdl:2246/6845. 



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