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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: Muscomorpha
Sectio: Schizophora
Subsectio: Acalyptrata
Superfamilia: Opomyzoidea

Familia: Odiniidae
Subfamiliae: Odiniinae - Traginopinae
Overview of genera (15)

Afrodinia – Coganodinia – Helgreelia – Inpauema – Lopesiodinia – Neoalticomerus – Neoschildomyia – Neotraginops – Odinia – Paratraginops – Pradomyia – Schildomyia – Shewellia – Traginops – Turanodinia

Odiniidae Hendel, 1922


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Gaimari, S.D.; Mathis, W.N. (in press): World catalog and conspectus on the family Odiniidae (Diptera: Schizophora). Myia, 12
Limeira-de-Oliveira, F., Marques, D.W.A., Reis, G.A. & Rafael, J.A. 2017. Inpauema, a new genus of Odiniidae (Diptera) from Brazil, with description of five new species. Zootaxa 4362(4): 517–534. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4362.4.3 Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Parchami-Araghi, M., Majnon-Jahromi, B., Gilasian, E., Withers, P., Gaimari, S.D. & Fallahzadeh, M. 2018. First Iranian record of the family Odiniidae (Diptera: Opomyzoidea), including two species new to the Middle East region. Zootaxa 4471(3): 580–584. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4471.3.9 Paywall Reference page.


Gaimari, Stephen D. 2007. Odiniidae. Version 21 December 2007 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project

Odiniidae is a small family of flies. There are only 58 described species but there are representatives in all the major biogeographic realms.

Life histories are known for only few species of Odinia, and no biological information is available for the majority of species in the family. Known odiniid larvae live in the tunnels of wood-boring larvae of Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, and other Diptera and function as scavengers or predators of the host larvae. One species, Turanodinia coccidarum Stackelberg, has been reared from the egg masses of Pseudococcus comstocki Kuwana, a mealybug.[1]

Family description

See [1] which as well as text has excellent illustrations of Odinia viz [2].

Subfamily Odiniinae

Afrodinia Cogan, 1975
Neoalticomerus Hendel, 1903
Odinia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Turanodinia Stackelberg, 1944

Subfamily Traginopinae

Coganodinia Gaimari & Mathis, 2008
Helgreelia Gaimari, 2007[2]
Lopesiodinia Prado, 1973[2]
Neoschildomyia Gaimari, 2007[2]
Neotraginops Prado, 1973[2]
Paratraginops Hendel, 1917
Pradomyia Gaimari, 2007
Schildomyia Malloch, 1926[2]
Shewellia Hennig, 1969[2]
Traginops Coquillett, 1900


Cogan, B.H.,1975 New Taxa in Two Families Previously Unrecorded from the Ethiopian Region(Diptera, Odiniidae and Diastatidae). Ann. Natal Mus. 22(2):471-488. Key to Afrotropic genera and species.
Prado, A. P., 1973 Contribuicão ao Conhecimento da Familia Odiniidae (Diptera, Acalyptratae). Studia Entomologica, Petrópolis, v. 16, n. 1-4, p. 481-510. Keys world genera.
Collin, J.E. (1952), On the European species of the genus Odinia R.-D. (Diptera: Odiniidae). Proceedings of the Royal entomological Society of London (B) 21: 110-116.

Other literature

Papp, L., 1978 71. család: Odiniidae - Taplólegyek.In: Dély-Draskovits Á. & Papp L., Taplólegyek - Gabonalegyek. Odiniidae - Chloropidae. Fauna Hung., 133, 202 pp. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest. (In Hungarian).
Przemysław Trojan, 1962 Odiniidae, Clusiidae, Anthomyzidae, Opomyzidae, Tethinidae in (series) Klucze do oznaczania owadów Polski, 28,54/58; Muchowki = Diptera, 54/58 Publisher Warszawa : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe (In Polish)

Species lists


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Papp, L. Papp, L.; Darvas, B. (eds.). 3.18. Family Odiniidae, in: Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera (Print). Vol. 3 Higher Brachycera. Budapest: Science Herald. pp. 233–242.
Gaimari, Stephen D. (2007). "Three new Neotropical genera of Odiniidae (Diptera: Acalyptratae)". Zootaxa. New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 1443: 1–16. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1443.1.1. ISSN 1175-5334.

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