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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
Suprafamiliae (4): Agromyzoinea - Asteioinea - Clusioinea - Opomyzoinea
Overview of familiae

Agromyzidae - Anthomyzidae - Asteiidae - Aulacigastridae - Clusiidae - Fergusoninidae - Marginidae - Neminidae - Neurochaetidae - Odiniidae - Opomyzidae - Periscelididae - Teratomyzidae - Xenasteiidae



McAlpine, D.K. 1978: Description and biology of a new genus of flies related to Anthoclusia and representing a new family (Diptera, Schizophora, Neurochaetidae). Annals of the Natal Museum, 23 (2): 273–295.
McAlpine, D.K. 1991: Marginidae, a new Afrotropical family of Diptera (Schizophora: ?Opomyzoidea). Annals of the Natal Museum, 32 : 167–177.
Nartshuk, E.P., 1993: Three new species of Geomyza from the Palaearctic Region (Diptera: Opomyzidae). Zoosystematica Rossica 1(0): 142–144.
Winkler, I.S.; Rung, A.; Scheffer, S.J. 2010: Hennig’s orphans revisited: testing morphological hypotheses in the “Opomyzoidea” (Diptera: Schizophora). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 54 (3): 746–762. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.12.016

Vernacular names
English: Leaf-miner flies
日本語: ヒメコバエ上科
中文: 禾蝇总科

The Opomyzoidea are a superfamily of flies.


Opomyzoids show a range of lifestyles including mining plant leaves (many Agromyzidae), feeding in grass stems (Anthomyzidae and Opomyzidae), forming plant galls (Fergusonina), feeding on fungi (some Anthomyzidae and Asteiidae), feeding on sap flows of trees (some Aulacigastridae, Odiniidae and Periscelididae), living in galleries of wood-boring insects (Odiniidae) or in water-filled cavities of plants (phytotelmata; Aulacigastridae, Neurochaetidae and Periscelididae). However, the biology of most opomyzoid families is poorly known.[1]

The phylogeny of Opomyzoidea is controversial, with different authors assigning different families and different relationships among families. One study using molecular analysis concluded that the superfamily is not monophyletic.[1]

Winkler, Isaac S.; Rung, Alessandra; Scheffer, Sonja J. (2010-03-01). "Hennig's orphans revisited: Testing morphological hypotheses in the "Opomyzoidea" (Diptera: Schizophora)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 54 (3): 746–762. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.12.016. ISSN 1055-7903.

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