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Asilomorpha

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Asilomorpha
Superfamiliae: Asiloidea - Empidoidea - Nemestrinoidea

Name

Asilomorpha

Vernacular names
Internationalization
日本語: ムシヒキアブ下目

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The Brachyceran infraorder Asilomorpha is a large and diverse group of flies, containing the bulk of the non-muscoid Brachycera.

The larvae of asilomorphs are extremely diverse in habits, as well.

Classification

In most modern classifications, the infraorder Asilomorpha is not recognized, as it is paraphyletic; the Empidoidea are the sister taxon to the Muscomorpha (used here in the same sense as the traditional Cyclorrhapha, not following the Tree of Life Web Project system in this one instance). However, these modern classifications are non-Linnaean, and - while relatively easy to visualize on a phylogenetic tree diagram - do not lend themselves to any classification that uses Linnaean ranks (see discussion for details). There are also some classifications that place the Nemestrinoidea within the Tabanomorpha, though this is not widely accepted.

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