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Distribution path and Subregions of Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa
Subregions: Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe), East Africa (Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean islands, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Macaronesia, Morocco, Sahara, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia), Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa, Swaziland), West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo)
Taxonomy for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in Africa
Class
Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 827 families, 23673 genera, 180376 species
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Subclass
Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 814 families, 23548 genera, 180015 species
Tree
Infraclass
Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 778 families, 23237 genera, 178315 species
Tree
Superorder
Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 468 families, 18100 genera, 156385 species
Tree
Order
Africa
Diptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (True flies) - Systematics
 116 families, 2902 genera, 25647 species
Tree
Suborder
Africa
Brachycera (Macquart, 1834) (Short-horned flies)
 94 families, 2271 genera, 18981 species
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Families176    worldwide
Genera12.671    worldwide
Species179.256    worldwide
Common namesShort-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
German namesFliegen, Kurzhörner
Danish namesFluer
Finnish namesMuumiokotelokärpäset, Kärpäset
Norwegian namesLaverestående fluer
Swedish namesFlugor
AuthorMacquart, 1834
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, West American subregion)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic, South Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental)

Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, Bering Sea, Bering Strait)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, North Sea)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Bay of Bengal)


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesBrachycera in bie.ala.org.au
Brachycera in faunaeur.org
Brachycera in itis.gov
Brachycera in dyntaxa.se
Brachycera in Wikipedia (English)
Infraorder
Africa
    Asilomorpha (Rohdendorf, 1961)
     13 families, 583 genera, 6508 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Muscomorpha (Woodley, 1989)
     74 families, 1503 genera, 10848 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Stratiomyomorpha (Wood, 1990)
     4 families, 122 genera, 522 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Tabanomorpha (Hennig, 1948) (March Flies)
     2 families, 56 genera, 1059 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Vermileonomorpha (Griffiths, 1994)
     1 family, 7 genera, 44 species

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Family overview for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in Africa
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 98 SpeciesSpider flies
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 412 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 130 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 27 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Apioceridae (Bigot, 1852) - 5 SpeciesFlower-loving flies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2328 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 22 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 28 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Aulacigastridae (Wollaston, 1864) - 4 SpeciesSap flies
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1877 SpeciesBee Flies
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 12 Species
Braulidae (Egger, 1853) - 2 SpeciesBee lice
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 450 SpeciesBlow flies
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 23 SpeciesCamillid flies
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 37 SpeciesSurge Flies
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 17 SpeciesFilth flies
Celyphidae (Bigot, 1852) - 12 SpeciesBeetle flies
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 14 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 486 SpeciesEye flies
Chyromyidae (Hendel, 1916) - 35 SpeciesChiromyid flies
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 10 SpeciesDruid Flies
Coelopidae (Hendel, 1910) - 5 SpeciesKelp Flies
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 226 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 15 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Ctenostylidae (Bigot, 1882) - 1 Species
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 24 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Diastatidae (Hendel, 1917) - 13 SpeciesBog flies
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 148 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 978 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 474 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryomyzidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesDryomyzid flies
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 327 SpeciesDance Flies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 439 SpeciesBrine fly
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 17 SpeciesLittle house flies
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 24 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Helcomyzidae (Malloch, 1933) - 1 SpeciesKelp flies
Heleomyzidae (Westwood, 1840) -> Heteromyzidae - 1 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 87 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 69 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 238 SpeciesHybotid flies
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 129 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 65 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 8 SpeciesSpear-winged flies
Marginidae (Mcalpine, 1991) - 3 Species
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 65 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 68 SpeciesFilth flies
Mormotomyiidae (Austen, 1936) - 2 Species
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1097 SpeciesHouse flies
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 236 SpeciesMydas flies
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 87 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nannodastiidae (Papp, 1980) - 2 Species
Natalimyzidae (Barraclough & Mcalpine, 2006) - 1 Species
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 64 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Neminidae (Mcalpine, 1983) - 7 SpeciesNobody Flies
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 20 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Neurochaetidae (Mcalpine, 1978) - 20 SpeciesUpside-Down Flies
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 57 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 9 SpeciesOdiniid flies
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 35 SpeciesBot flies
Opomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 5 SpeciesOpomyzid flies
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 11 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 487 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 7 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 206 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 43 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 349 SpeciesSignal flies
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 111 SpeciesRust flies
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 121 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 143 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 59 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhiniidae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 1 Species
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 42 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Richardidae (Snow, 1896) - 1 SpeciesThyreophorid flies
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 498 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 9 SpeciesDung flies
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 78 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 86 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 148 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 339 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 425 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 37 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 719 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1058 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 1386 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 21 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 1176 SpeciesPeacock flies
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 40 SpeciesTethinid flies
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 180 SpeciesTherevids
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 43 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vermileonidae (Williston, 1886) - 44 SpeciesWormlions
Xenasteiidae (Hardy, 1980) - 4 Species
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 10 SpeciesWood soldier flies
Xylophagidae (Fallen, 1810) - 1 SpeciesAwl-flies
93 Families with 18980 Species in Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Brachycera in Africa without family allocation
Nosferatumyia no (Korneyev In Korneyev & Norrbom, 2006)Info
1 Species in Brachycera for Africa listed without family allocation
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderBrachycera
Short-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
AuthorMacquart, 1834
 
Synonyms
Chloropoidea
Drosophiloidea
Lauxanididea
Micropezoidea
Milichioidea
Nothyboidea
Pallopteroidea

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