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Distribution path and Subregions of North America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - North America
Subregions: Bermuda Islands (Bermuda), Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon), Eastern North America, Greenland, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico (Central Mexico, East Mexico, North Mexico, South Mexico, West Mexico), Rocky Mountains, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, USA (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, East USA, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Lake Erie Islands, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast USA, Northwest USA, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, South USA, Southeast USA, Southwest USA, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West USA, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
Taxonomy for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in North America
Class
North America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1071 families, 23060 genera, 179627 species
Tree
Subclass
North America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 1056 families, 22877 genera, 179337 species
Tree
Infraclass
North America
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 970 families, 22496 genera, 177184 species
Tree
Superorder
North America
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 555 families, 17960 genera, 149595 species
Tree
Order
North America
Diptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (True flies) - Systematics
 145 families, 4045 genera, 35591 species
Tree
Suborder
North America
Brachycera (Macquart, 1834) (Short-horned flies)
 101 families, 3051 genera, 25408 species
Site
Tree
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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
North America
    Asilomorpha (Rohdendorf, 1961)
     16 families, 654 genera, 8079 species
Infraorder
North America
    Muscomorpha (Woodley, 1989)
     73 families, 2201 genera, 15763 species
Infraorder
North America
    Stratiomyomorpha (Wood, 1990)
     5 families, 115 genera, 772 species
Infraorder
North America
    Tabanomorpha (Hennig, 1948) (March Flies)
     6 families, 80 genera, 790 species
Infraorder
North America
    Vermileonomorpha (Griffiths, 1994)
     1 family, 1 genus, 4 species

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Family overview for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in North America
Acartophthalmidae (Czerny, 1928) - 3 SpeciesAcartophthalmid flies
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 95 SpeciesSpider flies
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 1137 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Alinkidae (Krzemi& 324;ski, 1992) - 1 Species
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 956 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 28 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Apioceridae (Bigot, 1852) - 109 SpeciesFlower-loving flies
Apsilocephalidae (Nagatomi & Al., 1991) - 2 Species
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2041 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 36 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Atelestidae (Hennig, 1970) - 10 Species
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 10 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Aulacigastridae (Wollaston, 1864) - 4 SpeciesSap flies
Axiniidae (Colless, 1994) - 4 Species
Bolbomyiidae (Stuckenberg, 2001) - 5 Species
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1626 SpeciesBee Flies
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 36 Species
Braulidae (Egger, 1853) - 1 SpeciesBee lice
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 276 SpeciesBlow flies
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 6 SpeciesCamillid flies
Campichoetidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 1 Species
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 31 SpeciesSurge Flies
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 25 SpeciesFilth flies
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 93 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 488 SpeciesEye flies
Chyromyidae (Hendel, 1916) - 17 SpeciesChiromyid flies
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 67 SpeciesDruid Flies
Coelopidae (Hendel, 1910) - 7 SpeciesKelp Flies
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 145 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 1 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 2 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Cypselosomatidae (Hennig, 1958) - 3 SpeciesCypselosomatid flies
Diastatidae (Hendel, 1917) - 10 SpeciesBog flies
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2084 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 439 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryomyzidae (Schiner, 1862) - 24 SpeciesDryomyzid flies
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 721 SpeciesDance Flies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 649 SpeciesBrine fly
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 137 SpeciesLittle house flies
Fergusoninidae (Hennig, 1958) - 3 Species
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Helcomyzidae (Malloch, 1933) - 2 SpeciesKelp flies
Helosciomyzidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 1 Species
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 210 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hilarimorphidae (Hendel, 1936) - 31 SpeciesHilarimorphid flies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 55 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 452 SpeciesHybotid flies
Ironomyiidae (Mcalpine & Martin, 1966) - 1 SpeciesIronic flies
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 270 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 166 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 10 SpeciesSpear-winged flies
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 80 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 71 SpeciesFilth flies
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1095 SpeciesHouse flies
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 135 SpeciesMydas flies
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 213 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 21 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 9 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 19 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 15 SpeciesOdiniid flies
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 84 SpeciesBot flies
Opomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 14 SpeciesOpomyzid flies
Oreoleptidae (Zloty, Sinclair & Pritchard, 2005) - 1 Species
Otitidae (Macquart, 1835) -> Ulidiidae - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged flies
Pallopteridae (Loew, 1862) - 19 SpeciesFlutter flies
Pantophthalmidae (Williston, 1906) - 5 SpeciesTimber flies
Pelecorhynchidae (Philip, 1941) - 8 SpeciesPelecorhynchid flies
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 16 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 661 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 79 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 302 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 111 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 95 SpeciesSignal flies
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 136 SpeciesRust flies
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 45 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 17 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 175 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 55 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Richardidae (Snow, 1896) - 29 SpeciesThyreophorid flies
Ropalomeridae (Linder, 1930) - 8 SpeciesRopalomerid flies
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 848 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 219 SpeciesDung flies
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 178 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 271 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 67 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 376 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 554 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 65 SpeciesBat flies
Syringogastridae (Prado, 1969) - 2 Species
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1567 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 737 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3045 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 15 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 738 SpeciesPeacock flies
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 53 SpeciesTethinid flies
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 325 SpeciesTherevids
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 222 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vermileonidae (Williston, 1886) - 4 SpeciesWormlions
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 28 SpeciesWood soldier flies
Xylophagidae (Fallen, 1810) - 38 SpeciesAwl-flies
101 Families with 25409 Species in North America
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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

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