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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: Nemestrinoidea

Familia: Acroceridae
Subfamilia: Philopotinae
Genus: Philopota
Species: P. amazonensis – P. castanea – P. conica – P. costaricensis – P. dissimilis – P. flavimaculata – P. flavolateralis – P. fuscofemorata – P. grossii – P. histrio – P. liturata – P. longirostris – P. lugubris – P. minuta – P. multivenata – P. schlingeri – P. semicincta – P. tepicensis – P. truquii – P. tuberculata – P. turbinata – P. vitrialata – ?P. limosa

Philopota Wiedemann, 1830: 17

Type species: Philopota conica Wiedemann, 1830, by monotypy.
Primary references

Wiedemann, C.R.W. 1830. Aussereuropäische zweiflügelige Insekten. Als Fortsetzung des Meigenschen Werks. Zweiter Theil. Schulz, Hamm. xii + 684 pp., 5 pls. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.14603 Open access. BHL. Reference page.

Additional references

Evenhuis, N.L. & Pont, A.C. 2013. Nomenclatural studies toward a world catalog of Diptera genus-group names. III. Christian Rudolph Wilhelm Wiedemann. Zootaxa 3638(1): 1–75. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3638.1.1 Paywall. Reference page.
Gillung, J.P. & Carvalho, C.J.B., de 2009. Acroceridae (Diptera): a pictorial key and diagnosis of the Brazilian genera. Zootaxa 2175: 29–41. Abstract & excerpt. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2175.1.3 Paywall. PDF. Reference page.
Gillung, J.P. & Nihei, S.S. 2016. Evolution of Philopotinae, with a revision and phylogeny of the New World spider fly genus Philopota Wiedemann (Diptera, Acroceridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176(4): 707–780. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12360 Open access. Reference page.
Gillung, J.P. & Winterton, S.L. 2011. New genera of philopotine spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a key to living and fossil genera. ZooKeys 127: 15–27. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.127.1824 Open access. Reference page.

Philopota is a genus of small-headed flies in the family Acroceridae. It is the type genus of the subfamily Philopotinae.[1]

Philopota amazonensis Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota castanea Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota conica Wiedemann, 1830
Philopota costaricensis Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota dissimilis Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota flavimaculata Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota flavolateralis Brunetti, 1926[2]
Philopota fuscofemorata Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota grossii Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota histrio Erichson, 1840
Philopota liturata Westwood, 1848[3]
Philopota longirostris Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota lugubris Williston, 1901
Philopota minuta Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota multivenata Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota schlingeri Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota semicincta Schiner, 1868
Philopota tepicensis Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]
Philopota truquii Bellardi, 1859
Philopota tuberculata Westwood, 1848[3]
Philopota turbinata Erichson, 1840
Philopota vitrialata Gillung & Nihei, 2016[1]


Gillung, Jessica P.; Nihei, Silvio S. (2016). "Evolution of Philopotinae, with a revision and phylogeny of the New World spider fly genus Philopota Wiedemann (Diptera, Acroceridae)" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 176 (4): 707–780. doi:10.1111/zoj.12360.
Brunetti, E. (1926). "New and little-known Cyrtidæ (Diptera)". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 9. 18 (107): 561–606. doi:10.1080/00222932608633552.
Westwood, J. O. (1848). "Descriptions of some new exotic species of Acroceridae (Vesiculosa, Latr.), a family of dipterous insects". Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 5 (4): 91–98. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.1848.tb02978.x.

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