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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: Asilomorpha
Superfamilia: Empidoidea

Familia: Dolichopodidae
Subfamilia: Achalcinae
Genera (5): Achalcus – Apterachalcus - Australachalcus – Scepastopyga – Xanthina

Achalcinae Grootaert & Meuffels, 1997: 1599

Type genus: Achalcus Loew, 1857, by original designation.
Primary references

Grootaert, P. & Meuffels, H.J.G. 1997. Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Papua New Guinea XV. Scepastopyga gen. nov. and the establishment of a new subfamily, the Achalcinae. Journal of natural history 31(10): 1587–1600. DOI: 10.1080/00222939700770841

Achalcinae is a subfamily of flies in the family Dolichopodidae.[2][3][4] It is an ancestral group close to Medeterinae and Sciapodinae.[1]

Achalcus Loew, 1857
Apterachalcus Bickel, 1992[5]
Australachalcus Pollet, 2005[6]
Scepastopyga Grootaert & Meuffels, 1997[1]
Xanthina Aldrich, 1902[7]


Grootaert, P.; Meuffels, H.J.G. (1997). "Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Papua New Guinea. XV. Scepastopyga gen. nov. and the establishment of a new subfamily, the Achalcinae". Journal of Natural History. 31 (10): 1587–1600. doi:10.1080/00222939700770841.
Grichanov, Igor Ya. (2017). "Alphabetic list of generic and specific names of predatory flies of the epifamily Dolichopodoidae (Diptera). 2nd ed" (PDF). Plant Protection News, Supplements. St.Petersburg: All-Union Research Institute of Plant Protection (VISR) (23). doi:10.5281/zenodo.884863.
D'Assis Fonseca, E.C.M. (1978). Dolichopodidae (Diptera, Orthorrhapha, Brachycera) (Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 9/5) (PDF). London: Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 1–90. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
Yang, D.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, M.; Zhang, L. (2006). World Catalog of Dolichopodidae (Insecta: Diptera). Beijing: China Agricultural University Press. pp. 1–704. ISBN 9787811171020.
Bickel, D. J. (1991). "Sciapodinae, Medeterinae (Insecta: Diptera) with a generic review of the Dolichopodidae" (PDF). Fauna of New Zealand (published 13 Jan 1992). 23: 1–74. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
Pollet, M. (2005). "Systematic revision of Neotropical Achalcus and a related new genus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae, Achalcinae) with comments on their phylogeny, ecology and zoogeography". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 143 (1): 27–73. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00141.x.
Aldrich, J. M. (1902). "Dolichopodidae of Grenada, W. I." Kansas University Science Bulletin. 1 (3): 75–94, pl. 4.

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