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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Diaphorinae
Tribus: Argyrini – Diaphorini
Overview of genera

Achradocera – Aphasmaphleps – Arabshamshevia – Argyra – Asyndetus – Chrysotus – Cryptophleps – Dactylonotus – Diaphorus – Dubius – Emiratomyia – Falbouria – Lyroneurus – Melanostolus – Ostenia – Phasmaphleps – Shamshevia – Somillus – Symbolia – Trigonocera – †Paleoargyra – †Prochrysotus – ?Nematoproctus – ?Nurteria – ?Urodolichus

Diaphorinae Schiner, 1864: 47
Primary references

Schiner, I.R. 1864. Catalogus systematicus dipterorum Europae. Societatis zoologico-botanicae, Vindobonae [=Vienna]. xii + 115 pp. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.39977 Open access. BHL. Reference page.

Additional references

Bickel, D.J. 2005. A new genus, Phasmaphleps, and new species of Cryptophleps Lichtwardt from the western Pacific, with notes on Australasian Diaphorinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). In: Evenhuis, N.L. & Bickel, D.J. (eds.) Fiji Arthropods II. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 84: 17–34. PDF. Reference page.
Capellari, R.S. & Amorim, D. de S. 2014. New combinations and synonymies for Neotropical species of Diaphorinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Beiträge zur Entomologie 64(2): 375–381. DOI: 10.21248/contrib.entomol.64.2.375-381 Open access. Reference page.
Grichanov, I.Ya. 2013. Species of the genus Trigonocera Becker (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Journal of Insect Biodiversity 1(6): 1–14. DOI: 10.12976/jib/2013.1.6 Open access. Reference page.
Grichanov, I.Ya. 2016. Two new species of Dactylonotus Parent, 1934 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from South Africa and a key to Afrotropical species. European Journal of Taxonomy 175: 1–9. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2016.175 Open access.
Naglis, S. 2014. Order Diptera, family Dolichopodidae. Two new genera of the subfamily Diaphorinae. Pp 725–731. In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates. Volume 5. Department of the (UAE) President's Affairs, UAE. 744 pp. ISBN 9789948220862 DOI: 10.5167/uzh-109651 PDF Reference page.
Negrobov, O.P. 1986. О системе и филогении двукрылых сем. Dolichopodidae (Diptera). Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie (in Russian). 65(1): 182–186. Zip-compressed PDF.
Runyon, J.B. 2020. The Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of Montserrat, West Indies. ZooKeys 966: 57–151. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.966.55192 Open access. Reference page.


Evenhius, N.L. 2016. Family Dolichopodidae. In: Evenhuis, N.L. (ed.) Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions. (online version). Available at: (Last accessed: 14 December 2021).

Diaphorinae is a subfamily of flies in the family Dolichopodidae.[1][2][3]

Acropsilus Mik, 1878 (unplaced in Dolichopodidae)
Anepsiomyia Bezzi, 1902 (Diaphorinae or Sympycninae)
Nematoproctus Loew, 1857 (Diaphorinae or Rhaphiinae)
Nurteria Dyte & Smith, 1980[4] (may belong in Sympycninae)
†Palaeoargyra Meunier, 1895
Phasmaphleps Bickel, 2005[5]
†Prochrysotus Meunier, 1907
Terpsimyia Dyte, 1975[6]
Urodolichus Lamb, 1922 (Diaphorinae or Rhaphiinae)
Tribe Diaphorini Schiner, 1864
Achradocera Becker, 1922[7]
Aphasmaphleps Grichanov, 2010
Arabshamshevia Naglis, 2014[8]
Asyndetus Loew, 1869[9]
Chrysotus Meigen, 1824
Cryptophleps Lichtwardt, 1898[10][9]
Diaphorus Meigen, 1824[11]
Dubius Wei, 2012[12]
Emiratomyia Naglis, 2014[8]
Falbouria Dyte, 1980[13]
Lyroneurus Loew, 1857 (sometimes a subgenus of Diaphorus, possibly a synonym of Chrysotus)
Melanostolus Kowarz, 1884[14]
Ostenia Hutton, 1901[15]
Shamshevia Grichanov, 2012
Trigonocera Becker, 1902[16]
Tribe Argyrini Negrobov, 1986[17]
Argyra Macquart, 1834
Dactylonotus Parent, 1934[18]
Keirosoma Van Duzee, 1929[19]
Pseudargyra Van Duzee, 1930[20]
Somillus Brèthes, 1924[21][20]
Symbolia Becker, 1922[7]


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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.
Dyte, C. E.; Smith, K. G.V. (1980). Crosskey, R.W. (ed.). Family Dolichophididae. in A Catalogue of Diptera of the Afrotropical Region. London: British Museum (Natural History). pp. 443–463. ISBN 978-0565008215.
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Dyte, C. E. (1975). "Family Dolichopodidae". Catalogue of the Diptera of the Oriental Region. 2: 212–258.
Becker, T. (1922). "Dipterologischen Studien. Dolichopodidae. B. Nearktische und Neotropische Regions". Abh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien. 13 (1): 395.
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Meigen, J. W. (1824). "Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten europaischen zweiflugeligen Insekten". Vierter Theil. Schulz-Wundermann, Hamm.: xii + 428 pp.
Wei, L. M. "The evolutionary significance on fr/fa ratio of Chrysotus Meigen (Diptera, Dolichopodidae, Diaphorinae), with descriptions of one new genus and five new species". Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica. 37 (2): 611–622.
Dyte, C. E. (1980). "Some replacement names in the Dolichopodidae (Diptera)". Ent. Scand. 11 (2): 223–224. doi:10.1163/187631280X00545.
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