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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: Nemestrinoidea

Familia: Acroceridae
Subfamilia: Panopinae
Genus: Astomella
Species (13): A. acuta – A. capensis – A. cretensis – A. deserticola – A. gessi – A. gravis – A. hispaniae – A. jardinei – A. maculata – A. minuta – A. montana – A. oldroydi – A. parvacoronata

Astomella Latreille, 1809: 319

Type species: Astomella hispianae Lamarck, 1816, by subsequent monotypy.

Physegaster Macquart, 1847: pl. 3, fig. 6 [1849: 445]
Type species: Physegaster maculatus Macquart, 1847, by monotypy.

Primary references

Latreille, P.A. 1809. Genera crustaceorum et insectorum secundum ordinem naturalem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimis explicata. Tomus quartus et ultimus. Parisiis: A. Koenig, 399 pp. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Barraclough, D.A. 1984. Review of some Afrotropical Acroceridae, with descriptions of eight new species from South Africa (Diptera: Brachycera). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 47(1): 45–66. PDF.
Barraclough, D.A. 1991. A review of the genus Astomella Lamarck in southern Africa, with the description of two new species (Diptera: Acroceridae: Panopinae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 54(2): 163–172. hdl: 10520/AJA00128789_3745 Open access.
Evenhuis, N.L., Pape, T. & Pont, A.C. 2016. Nomenclatural Studies Toward a World List of Diptera Genus:-Group Names. Part V: Pierre-Justin-Marie Macquart. Zootaxa 4172(1): 1–211. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4172.1.1 Open access. Full article (PDF) ISBN 978-1-77557-528-3 (paperback); ISBN 978-1-77557-529-0 (Online edition) Reference page.
Schlinger, E.I. 1960. A review of the South African Acroceridae (Diptera). Annals of the Natal Museum 14(3): 459–504. BioNames.


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