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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Muscomorpha
Sectio: Schizophora
Subsectio: Acalyptrata
Superfamilia: Carnoidea

Familia: Canacidae
Subfamilia: Zaleinae
Synonyms (1): Zalinae
Genera (2): SuffomyiaZalea

Zaleinae McAlpine, 1985
Type genus: Zalea McAlpine, 1985

Primary references

McAlpine, D.K. 1985. Taxonomic notes on the genus Zale McAlpine (Diptera: Canaceidae). Australian entomological magazine 11(6): 81–82. Reference page.

Additional references

Freidberg, A. 1995: A study of Zaleinae, a taxon transitional between Canacidae and Tethinidae (Diptera), with the description of a new genus and species. Entomologica scandinavica, 26(4): 447–457. DOI: 10.1163/187631295X00107
Mathis, W.N. 1992: World catalog of the beach-fly family Canacidae (Diptera). Smithsonian contributions to zoology, (536). [1]
McAlpine, D.K. 2007: The surge flies (Diptera: Canacidae: Zaleinae) of Australasia and notes on tethinid-canacid morphology and relationships. Records of the Australian Museum, 59: 27–64. ISSN: 0067-1975
Munari, L. 2008: Beach and surge flies (Diptera: Canacidae) from the Arabian Peninsula, with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa, 1848: 37–46. Abstract & excerpt

Zaleinae, is a subfamily of beach flies in the family of Canacidae. There are 16 species in 2 genera.[1][2]

Zalea McAlpine, 1985
Suffomyia Freidberg, 1995


Mathis, Wayne N. (1992). "World Catalog of the Beach-Fly Family Canacidae (Diptera)". Smithson. Contributions Zool. (Print). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 536: 1–18. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.536.
Munari, Lorenzo; Mathis, Wayne N. (2010). "World Catalog of the Family Canacidae (including Tethinidae) (Diptera), with keys to the supraspecific taxa" (PDF). Zootaxa. Auckland, New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 2471: 1–84. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

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