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Cyamops alessandrae male.jpg
Cyamops alessandrae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Section: Schizophora
Superfamily: Opomyzoidea
Family: Periscelididae

Periscelididae is a family of flies.


Aulacigastrids are small black flies.The head is rounded. Postvertical bristles present and diverging. Ocellar bristles are present, there are two orbital bristles on each side of frons, the anterior orbital bristle directed forward and towards median line.There is one pair of frontal bristles, curving backward.Interfrontal bristles are absent. Vibrissae (a row of vibrissa-like bristles) are well developed.On the mesonotum there are two pairs of dorsoscentral bristles. The costa is continuous (not interrupted), the subcosta is incomplete. The posterior basal wing cell and discoidal wing cell are fused and the anal vein does not reach the margin of the wings. The wing is clear or with infuscated spots.Tibiae without dorsal preapical bristle. Genera include Cyamops ...


These 12 genera belong to the family Periscelididae:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b =[4]

Species Lists[edit]



 Clusioinea (Clusiidae[5])

 Agromyzoinea (Odiniidae+Fergusoninidae+Agromyzidae)

 Opomyzoinea (Opomyzidae+Anthomyzidae)






Read also[edit]

Morphology of Diptera


  1. ^ "Periscelididae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Browse Periscelididae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Periscelididae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Periscelididae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  5. ^ Nello schema di McAlpine, i Clusiidae sono in relazione con il genere Acartophthalmus, che secondo l'analisi cladistica di Buck (2006) va collocato nel clade dei Carnoidea. Vedi Acartophthalmidae.
  • Duda. 1934. Aulacigastridae. In Lindner, In: Lindner, E. (Ed.). Die Fliegen der palaearktischen Region 6,1,58c, 1-5. Keys to Palaearctic species but now needs revision (in German).
  • Shtakel'berg, A.A. Family Periscelididae in Bei-Bienko, G. Ya, 1988 Keys to the insects of the European Part of the USSR Volume 5 (Diptera) Part 2 English edition.Keys to Palaearctic species but now needs revision.Uncertain family diagnosis.

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