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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: Mesophysa
Species (4): M. flavipes – M. ilzei – M. tenaria – M. ultima

Mesophysa Macquart, 1838: 166

Type species: Mesophysa scapularis Macquart, 1838 [= Panops flavipes Latreille, 1811], by subsequent designation by Brunetti (1926:) 580.
Primary references

Brunetti, E.A. 1926. New and little-known Cyrtidae (Diptera). Annals and Magazine of Natural History Series 9 18(107): 561–606. DOI: 10.1080/00222932608633552 Paywall. BUGZ. Reference page.
Macquart, P.-J.-M. 1839. Mém. Soc. R. Sci. Lille, 1838 (3), 282.

Additional references

Neboiss, A. 1971. Australian Panopinae (Diptera: Acroceridae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 10(3): 205–222. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1971.tb00031.x Open access. Reference page.
Winterton, S.L. 2012. Review of Australasian spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a revision of Panops Lamarck. ZooKeys 172: 7–75. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.172.1889 Open access. Reference page.


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Nomenclator Zoologicus

Mesophysa is a genus of small-headed flies endemic to eastern Australia. It has been treated as a synonym of Panops by some authors, and a separate genus by others. Males and females measure 8–10 mm and 9–11 mm, respectively.[1]

Mesophysa flavipes (Latreille, 1811)
Mesophysa ilzei Neboiss, 1971[2]
Mesophysa tenaria Neboiss, 1971[2]
Mesophysa ultima Neboiss, 1971[2]


Winterton, S. L. (2012). "Review of Australasian spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a revision of Panops Lamarck". ZooKeys. 172: 7–75. doi:10.3897/zookeys.172.1889. PMC 3307363. PMID 22448114.
Neboiss, A. (1971). "Australian Panopinae (Diptera: Acroceridae)". Australian Journal of Entomology. 10 (3): 205–222. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1971.tb00031.x.

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