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Taxonomy for Diptera (True flies)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
Tree
Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
Tree
Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856979 species
Tree
Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1593949 species
Tree
Order
Diptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (True flies) - Systematics
 304 families, 16714 genera, 263413 species
Tree
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Families304
Genera16.714
Species263.413
Common namesTrue flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
German namesZweiflügler, Dipteren
Dutch namesTweevleugeligen, Vliegen en muggen
Danish namesTovinger
Finnish namesKaksisiipiset, Sääsket, Kärpäset
Norwegian namesTovinger
Swedish namesTvåvingar
Italian namesDitteri
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

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

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 ReferencesDiptera in bie.ala.org.au
Diptera in hbs.bishopmuseum.org
Diptera in sci-s03.bacs.uq.edu.au
Diptera in faunaeur.org
Diptera in itis.gov
Diptera in papua-insects.nl
Diptera in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Diptera in dyntaxa.se
Diptera in Wikipedia (English)
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Suborder    Brachycera (Macquart, 1834) (Short-horned flies)
     176 families, 12671 genera, 179256 species
Site
Suborder    Nematocera (Latreille, 1825) (Long-horned flies)
     100 families, 3914 genera, 84054 species
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Family    Antefungivoridae (Rohdendorf, 1938)
     4 genera, 19 species
Family    Anthomiidae
     0 species
Family    Awesomidae
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Axymyidae (Nartshuk, 1983) -> Axymyiidae
     0 species
Family    Boholdoyidae (Kovalev, 1985)
     2 genera, 3 species
Family    Cratomyiidae (Mazzarolo & Amorim, 2000)
     1 genus, 0 species
Family    Culcidae
     0 species
Family    Dictyodipteridae (Rohdendorf, 1961)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Eoditomyidae (Ansorge, 1996)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Eomyiidae (Rohdendorf, 1962)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Eophlebomyiidae (Cockerell, 1925)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Gnomuscidae (Shcherbakov, 1995)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Hennigmatidae (Shcherbakov, 1995)
     3 genera, 3 species
Family    Heterorhyphidae (Ansorge & Krzeminski, 1995)
     1 genus, 4 species
Family    Homalocnemiidae
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Mydaidae (Osten Sacken, 1874) -> Mydidae
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Oligophrynidae (Rohdendorf, 1962)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Orientisargidae (Zhang, 2012)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Procramptonomyiidae (Kovalev, 1985)
     3 genera, 9 species
Family    Proneottiophilidae (Hennig, 1969)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Prosechamyiidae (Blagoderov & Al., 2007)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Protobrachyceridae (Rohdendorf, 1962)
     1 genus, 3 species
Family    Protomphralidae (Rohdendorf, 1957)
     2 genera, 3 species
Family    Psychotipidae (Shcherbakov, 1995)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Siberhyphidae (Kovalev, 1985)
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Syrhpidae
     0 species
Family    Trupaneidae (Curran, 1934)
     0 species
Family    Vladipteridae (Shcherbakov, 1995)
     2 genera, 2 species
Genus    Aceronema - 1 species
Genus    Asiphona (Mesnil, 1954) -> Actinocrocuta - 1 species
Genus    Centrophlebomya - 1 species
Genus    Cerastinostoma - 1 species
Genus    Chaetomus (Czerny, 1924) -> Amoebaleria - 2 species
Genus    Chromatomyiae - 1 species
Genus    Clidonia (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 1 species
Genus    Dara (Giebel, 1856) - 1 species
Genus    Dorniphora - 1 species
Genus    Elophilus (Meigen, 1803) -> Eristalis - 0 species
Genus    Eumeros (Meigen, 1803) -> Xylota - 0 species
Genus    Eutlomus - 1 species
Genus    Helicoma - 1 species
Genus    Lasiamba - 2 species
Genus    Melanogromyia - 1 species
Genus    Memotelus (Schaeffer, 1777) - 0 species
Genus    Mesoscaptomyza (Hackman, 1959) -> Scaptomyza - 1 species
Genus    Oldenbergielia - 1 species
Genus    Oscinomorpha - 2 species
Genus    Oscuromyia - 1 species
Genus    Pararibia - 1 species
Genus    Persiscepsia - 1 species
Genus    Ragio (Scopoli, 1777) - 0 species
Genus    Scathopse (Geoffroy&, 1762) - 0 species
Genus    Scathopsus (Latreille, 1796) - 0 species
Genus    Sephanilla (Rondani, 1874) -> Aulacigaster - 1 species
Genus    Stomoxoides (Schaeffer, 1766) - 0 species
Genus    Stratiomiis (Scopoli, 1777) -> Stratiomys - 0 species
Genus    Tanbanus - 1 species
Genus    Tauromyia - 1 species
Genus    Tendeba (Walker, 1865) - 1 species
Genus    Titania (Meigen, 1800) -> Denticornutia - 0 species
Genus    Trichoceromyza - 2 species
Genus    Trichonomyia - 1 species
Genus    Trichopareia (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) -> Trichoparia - 1 species
Genus    Vaillantia - 1 species
Genus    Weidemannia - 6 species
Genus    Xenexechia (Tuomikoski, 1966) -> Exechiopsis - 1 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
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Antliata (Fabricius, 1775)

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