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Distribution path and Subregions of Melanesia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Melanesia
Subregions: Fiji (Vanua Levu, Viti Levu), New Caledonia (Loyalty Islands), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, Chimbu, East Sepik, Eastern Highlands, Madang, Milne Bay, Morobe, Papua Region, West Sepik, Western Province), Solomon Islands (Choiseul, Florida Islands, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Russell Islands, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz Islands, Shortland Islands, Uki, Ulawa), Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
Taxonomy for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in Melanesia
Class
Melanesia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 467 families, 5464 genera, 24244 species
Tree
Subclass
Melanesia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 458 families, 5447 genera, 24222 species
Tree
Infraclass
Melanesia
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 442 families, 5367 genera, 24022 species
Tree
Superorder
Melanesia
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 298 families, 4282 genera, 20787 species
Tree
Order
Melanesia
Diptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (True flies) - Systematics
 88 families, 1079 genera, 6498 species
Tree
Suborder
Melanesia
Brachycera (Macquart, 1834) (Short-horned flies)
 67 families, 841 genera, 4263 species
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Families176    worldwide
Genera12.671    worldwide
Species179.252    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
Melanesia
    Asilomorpha (Rohdendorf, 1961)
     9 families, 118 genera, 775 species
Infraorder
Melanesia
    Muscomorpha (Woodley, 1989)
     52 families, 624 genera, 2967 species
Infraorder
Melanesia
    Stratiomyomorpha (Wood, 1990)
     4 families, 76 genera, 265 species
Infraorder
Melanesia
    Tabanomorpha (Hennig, 1948) (March Flies)
     2 families, 23 genera, 256 species

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Family overview for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in Melanesia
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesSpider flies
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 122 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 1 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 152 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 1 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Axiniidae (Colless, 1994) - 1 Species
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 47 SpeciesBee Flies
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 159 SpeciesBlow flies
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 5 SpeciesSurge Flies
Celyphidae (Bigot, 1852) - 2 SpeciesBeetle flies
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 1 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 33 SpeciesEye flies
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 48 SpeciesDruid Flies
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 1 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 526 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 325 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryomyzidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesDryomyzid flies
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 16 SpeciesDance Flies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 69 SpeciesBrine fly
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 1 SpeciesLittle house flies
Gobryidae (Mcalpine, 1997) - 1 Species
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 2 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 27 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 9 SpeciesHybotid flies
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 70 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 13 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 15 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 7 SpeciesFilth flies
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 369 SpeciesHouse flies
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 2 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Neminidae (Mcalpine, 1983) - 1 SpeciesNobody Flies
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 4 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Neurochaetidae (Mcalpine, 1978) - 1 SpeciesUpside-Down Flies
Nothybidae (Frey, 1927) - 1 Species
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 54 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 2 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 102 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 26 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 8 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 305 SpeciesSignal flies
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 6 SpeciesRust flies
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 7 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 3 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 11 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Richardidae (Snow, 1896) - 1 SpeciesThyreophorid flies
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 100 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 3 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 5 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 10 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 43 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 253 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 11 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 188 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 255 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 150 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 24 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 601 SpeciesPeacock flies
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 15 SpeciesTethinid flies
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 14 SpeciesTherevids
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 4 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 4 SpeciesWood soldier flies
Xylophagidae (Fallen, 1810) - 1 SpeciesAwl-flies
67 Families with 4263 Species in Melanesia
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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

Keywords
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