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Distribution path and Subregions of Southern Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa
Subregions: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa (Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Transvaal), Swaziland
Taxonomy for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in Southern Africa
Class
Southern Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 657 families, 10005 genera, 43659 species
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Subclass
Southern Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 652 families, 9953 genera, 43495 species
Tree
Infraclass
Southern Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 622 families, 9771 genera, 42834 species
Tree
Superorder
Southern Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 388 families, 7891 genera, 37772 species
Tree
Order
Southern Africa
Diptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (True flies) - Systematics
 105 families, 1537 genera, 7739 species
Tree
Suborder
Southern Africa
Brachycera (Macquart, 1834) (Short-horned flies)
 83 families, 1222 genera, 6158 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
Southern Africa
    Asilomorpha (Rohdendorf, 1961)
     13 families, 376 genera, 2855 species
Infraorder
Southern Africa
    Muscomorpha (Woodley, 1989)
     64 families, 765 genera, 2883 species
Infraorder
Southern Africa
    Stratiomyomorpha (Wood, 1990)
     4 families, 48 genera, 141 species
Infraorder
Southern Africa
    Tabanomorpha (Hennig, 1948) (March Flies)
     1 family, 28 genera, 245 species
Infraorder
Southern Africa
    Vermileonomorpha (Griffiths, 1994)
     1 family, 5 genera, 34 species

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Family overview for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in Southern Africa
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 51 SpeciesSpider flies
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 147 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 32 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 4 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Apioceridae (Bigot, 1852) - 3 SpeciesFlower-loving flies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1019 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 6 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 17 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Aulacigastridae (Wollaston, 1864) - 1 SpeciesSap flies
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 974 SpeciesBee Flies
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 10 Species
Braulidae (Egger, 1853) - 1 SpeciesBee lice
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 153 SpeciesBlow flies
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 15 SpeciesCamillid flies
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 14 SpeciesSurge Flies
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesFilth flies
Celyphidae (Bigot, 1852) - 1 SpeciesBeetle flies
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 2 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 127 SpeciesEye flies
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 3 SpeciesDruid Flies
Coelopidae (Hendel, 1910) - 3 SpeciesKelp Flies
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 56 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 5 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 8 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Diastatidae (Hendel, 1917) - 7 SpeciesBog flies
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 47 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 181 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 62 SpeciesFruit flies
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 153 SpeciesDance Flies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 69 SpeciesBrine fly
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 6 SpeciesLittle house flies
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Helcomyzidae (Malloch, 1933) - 1 SpeciesKelp flies
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 36 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 22 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 86 SpeciesHybotid flies
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 26 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 23 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 3 SpeciesSpear-winged flies
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 4 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 9 SpeciesFilth flies
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 252 SpeciesHouse flies
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 172 SpeciesMydas flies
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 45 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Natalimyzidae (Barraclough & Mcalpine, 2006) - 1 Species
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 47 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Neminidae (Mcalpine, 1983) - 3 SpeciesNobody Flies
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 3 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 6 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 2 SpeciesOdiniid flies
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesBot flies
Opomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 3 SpeciesOpomyzid flies
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 4 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 50 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 3 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 86 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 12 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 73 SpeciesSignal flies
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 16 SpeciesRust flies
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 52 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 25 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhiniidae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 1 Species
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 19 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Richardidae (Snow, 1896) - 1 SpeciesThyreophorid flies
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 203 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesDung flies
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 30 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 21 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 39 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 53 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 100 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 12 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 194 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 245 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 410 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 406 SpeciesPeacock flies
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 8 SpeciesTethinid flies
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 84 SpeciesTherevids
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 6 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vermileonidae (Williston, 1886) - 34 SpeciesWormlions
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 3 SpeciesWood soldier flies
83 Families with 6158 Species in Southern Africa
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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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