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Family overview for Flies (Brachycera)
Acartophthalmidae (Czerny, 1928) - 8 SpeciesAcartophthalmid fliesInfo
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 682 SpeciesSpider fliesSite
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 4817 SpeciesLeaf miner fliesSite
Alinkidae (Krzemi& 324;ski, 1992) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3505 SpeciesAnthomyiid fliesSite
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 364 SpeciesAnthomyzid fliesInfo
Apioceridae (Bigot, 1852) - 166 SpeciesFlower-loving fliesInfo
Apsilocephalidae (Nagatomi & Al., 1991) - 9 SpeciesInfo
Apystomyiidae (Nagatomi & Liu, 1994) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Archisargidae (Rohdendorf, 1962) - 49 SpeciesInfo
Archocyrtidae (Ussatchov, 1968) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13550 SpeciesRobber fliesSite
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 226 SpeciesAsteiid FliesInfo
Atelestidae (Hennig, 1970) - 37 SpeciesInfo
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 303 SpeciesWater snipe fliesInfo
Aulacigastridae (Wollaston, 1864) - 45 SpeciesSap fliesInfo
Australimyzidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 10 SpeciesInfo
Austroleptidae (Nagatomi, 1982) - 8 SpeciesInfo
Axiniidae (Colless, 1994) - 13 SpeciesInfo
Bolbomyiidae (Stuckenberg, 2001) - 6 SpeciesInfo
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9864 SpeciesBee FliesSite
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 243 SpeciesInfo
Braulidae (Egger, 1853) - 23 SpeciesBee liceInfo
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 3460 SpeciesBlow fliesSite
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 62 SpeciesCamillid fliesInfo
Campichoetidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 19 SpeciesInfo
Canaceidae (Jones, 1906) - 0 SpeciesSurf fliesInfo
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 206 SpeciesSurge FliesInfo
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 120 SpeciesFilth fliesInfo
Celyphidae (Bigot, 1852) - 164 SpeciesBeetle fliesInfo
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 413 SpeciesSilver FliesInfo
Chimeromyiidae (Grimaldi & Cumming, 2009) - 9 SpeciesInfo
Chiropteromyzidae (Frey, 1952) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 4563 SpeciesEye fliesSite
Chyromyidae (Hendel, 1916) - 157 SpeciesChiromyid fliesInfo
Circumphallidae (Papp, 2011) - 4 SpeciesInfo
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 517 SpeciesDruid FliesInfo
Cnemospathididae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Coelopidae (Hendel, 1910) - 64 SpeciesKelp FliesInfo
Coenomyiidae (Westwood, 1840) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1438 SpeciesThick-headed FliesSite
Cryptochaetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 0 SpeciesScale Parasite FliesInfo
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 41 SpeciesCryptochetid FliesInfo
Ctenostylidae (Bigot, 1882) - 18 SpeciesInfo
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 116 SpeciesQuasimodo fliesInfo
Cuterebridae (Blake, 1938) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Cypselosomatidae (Hennig, 1958) - 51 SpeciesCypselosomatid fliesInfo
Diastatidae (Hendel, 1917) - 89 SpeciesBog fliesInfo
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 293 SpeciesStalk-eyed fliesInfo
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 11041 SpeciesLong-legged fliesSite
Dorilaidae (Hardy, 1956) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Dorylaidae (Hardy, 1956) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 6068 SpeciesFruit fliesSite
Dryomyzidae (Schiner, 1862) - 78 SpeciesDryomyzid fliesInfo
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 4139 SpeciesDance FliesSite
Eostratiomyiidae (Rohdendorf, 1962) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 3041 SpeciesBrine flyInfo
Eremochaetidae (Ussatchov, 1968) - 22 SpeciesInfo
Eurychoromyiidae (Hennig, 1958) - 4 SpeciesBroad-headed fliesInfo
Evocoidae (Yeates, Irwin & Wiegmann, 2006) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Exeretonevridae (Daniels, 1989) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Fannidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 548 SpeciesLittle house fliesInfo
Fergusoninidae (Hennig, 1958) - 40 SpeciesInfo
Gasterophilidae (Weise, 1900) - 0 SpeciesHorse botsInfo
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 68 SpeciesTik-tik fliesInfo
Gobryidae (Mcalpine, 1997) - 5 SpeciesInfo
Helcomyzidae (Malloch, 1933) - 19 SpeciesKelp fliesInfo
Heleomyzidae (Westwood, 1840) - 6 SpeciesHeleomyzid fliesInfo
Helosciomyzidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 43 SpeciesInfo
Heterocheilidae (Mcalpine, 1991) - 4 SpeciesInfo
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 1076 SpeciesHeleomyzid fliesInfo
Hilarimorphidae (Hendel, 1936) - 38 SpeciesHilarimorphid fliesInfo
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 769 SpeciesLouse FliesInfo
Hoffeinsmyiidae (Michelsen, 2009) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Huttoninidae (Steyskal, 1965) - 10 SpeciesSnail-killing fliesInfo
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 2934 SpeciesHybotid fliesSite
Hypodermatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Inbiomyiidae (Buck, 2006) - 11 SpeciesInfo
Ironomyiidae (Mcalpine & Martin, 1966) - 26 SpeciesIronic fliesInfo
Kovalevisargidae (Mostovski, 1997) - 6 SpeciesInfo
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2792 SpeciesLauxaniid fliesSite
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 673 SpeciesLonchaeid FliesInfo
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 100 SpeciesSpear-winged fliesSite
Marginidae (Mcalpine, 1991) - 3 SpeciesInfo
Megamerinidae (Hendel, 1913) - 31 SpeciesInfo
Megameriniidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 947 SpeciesStilt FliesSite
Microphoridae (Chvala, 1983) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 618 SpeciesFilth fliesInfo
Mormotomyiidae (Austen, 1936) - 2 SpeciesInfo
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9940 SpeciesHouse fliesSite
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 735 SpeciesMydas fliesSite
Mystacinobiidae (Holloway, 1976) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 592 SpeciesMicro Bee FliesInfo
Nannodastiidae (Papp, 1980) - 5 SpeciesInfo
Natalimyzidae (Barraclough & Mcalpine, 2006) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 474 SpeciesTangle-veined fliesInfo
Neminidae (Mcalpine, 1983) - 14 SpeciesNobody FliesInfo
Neottiophilidae (Hendel, 1916) - 0 SpeciesNest fliesInfo
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 186 SpeciesStilt-legged fliesInfo
Neurochaetidae (Mcalpine, 1978) - 30 SpeciesUpside-Down FliesInfo
Nothybidae (Frey, 1927) - 9 SpeciesInfo
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 435 SpeciesWingless Bat FliesInfo
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 78 SpeciesOdiniid fliesInfo
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 407 SpeciesBot fliesSite
Opetidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Opetiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 11 SpeciesFlat-footed fliesInfo
Opomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 129 SpeciesOpomyzid fliesSite
Oreogetonidae - 3 SpeciesInfo
Oreoleptidae (Zloty, Sinclair & Pritchard, 2005) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Otitidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged fliesInfo
Pallopteridae (Loew, 1862) - 122 SpeciesFlutter fliesInfo
Pantophthalmidae (Williston, 1906) - 65 SpeciesTimber fliesInfo
Pelecorhynchidae (Philip, 1941) - 62 SpeciesPelecorhynchid fliesInfo
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 134 SpeciesPeriscelidid FliesInfo
Phaeomyiidae (Verbeke, 1950) - 12 SpeciesSnail-killing fliesInfo
Phasiidae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 5433 SpeciesScuttle FliesInfo
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 207 SpeciesSkipper FliesInfo
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 2280 SpeciesBig-headed FliesInfo
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 454 SpeciesSmoke FliesSite
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1831 SpeciesSignal fliesInfo
Protapioceridae (Ren, 1998) - 4 SpeciesInfo
Pseudopomyzidae (Mcalpine, 1966) - 2 SpeciesBanana fliesInfo
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 835 SpeciesRust fliesInfo
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 310 SpeciesCommon fleasInfo
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 517 SpeciesPyrgotid FliesInfo
Rachiceridae (Curran, 1934) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Rhagionemestriidae (Ussatchov, 1968) - 11 SpeciesInfo
Rhagionempididae (Rohdendorf, 1938) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1350 SpeciesSnipe fliesSite
Rhiniidae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 123 SpeciesInfo
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 675 SpeciesWoodlouse fliesInfo
Richardidae (Snow, 1896) - 242 SpeciesThyreophorid fliesInfo
Richardiidae (Snow, 1896) - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged fliesInfo
Ropalomeridae (Linder, 1930) - 50 SpeciesRopalomerid fliesInfo
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 5729 SpeciesFlesh fliesSite
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 903 SpeciesDung fliesSite
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 575 SpeciesWindow FliesInfo
Sciadoceridae (Schmitz, 1929) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 1251 SpeciesMarsh FliesInfo
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 754 SpeciesBlack scavenger fliesSite
Solvidae (Hendel, 1936) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Somatiidae (Hendel, 1935) - 8 SpeciesInfo
Spaniidae (Nagatomi, 1982) - 17 SpeciesInfo
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 2264 SpeciesLesser corpse fliesInfo
Stenomicridae (Papp, 1984) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4555 SpeciesSoldier fliesSite
Stratiomyiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 296 SpeciesBat fliesInfo
Strongylophthalmidae (Hennig, 1940) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Strongylophthalmyidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Strongylophthalmyiidae (Hennig, 1940) - 6 SpeciesStrongylophthalmyiid fliesInfo
Syringogastridae (Prado, 1969) - 23 SpeciesInfo
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13142 SpeciesRat-tailed MaggotsSite
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7587 SpeciesHorse-flySite
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 20072 SpeciesTachinid FliesSite
Tachiniscidae (Kertesz, 1903) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 249 SpeciesTanypezid fliesInfo
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 9578 SpeciesPeacock fliesSite
Teratomyzidae (Hennig, 1969) - 13 SpeciesFern FliesInfo
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 254 SpeciesTethinid fliesInfo
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 1530 SpeciesTherevidsSite
Thyreophoridae (Doskocil, 1977) - 2 SpeciesThyreophorid fliesInfo
Trixocelididae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Trixoscelididae (Hendel, 1916) - 0 SpeciesTrixoscelidid fliesInfo
Trixpscelididae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1155 SpeciesPicture-winged FliesInfo
Uranorhagionidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Vermilconidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Vermileonidae (Williston, 1886) - 87 SpeciesWormlionsInfo
Xenasteiidae (Hardy, 1980) - 15 SpeciesInfo
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 245 SpeciesWood soldier fliesInfo
Xylophagidae (Fallen, 1810) - 234 SpeciesAwl-fliesInfo
Zhangsolvidae (Nagatomi & Yang, 1998) - 6 SpeciesInfo
176 Families with 179222 Species
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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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