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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: Tephritoidea

Familia: Richardiidae
Subfamiliae (2): Epiplateinae - Richardiinae
Overview of genera (31)

Acompha – Antineuromyia – Automola – Batrachophthalmum – Beebeomyia – Cladiscophleps – Coilometopia – Coniceps – Epiplatea – Euolena – Hemixantha – Johnrichardia – Macrostenomyia – Maerorichardia – Megalothoraca – Melanoloma – Neoidiotypa – Ocaenicia – Odontomera – Odontomerella – Oedematella – Omomyia – Ozaenina – Paneryma – Poecilomyia – Richardia – Richardiodes – Sepsisoma – Setellia – Setellida – Spheneuolena

Richardiidae Loew, 1896

Hancock, E.G., 2010: Richardiidae (Richardiid flies), p. 871-879. In: B.V. BROWN; A. BORKENT; J.M. CUMMING; D.M. WOOD; N.E. WOODLEY; M.A. ZUMBADO (Eds). Manual of Central America Diptera. Ottawa, NRC Research Press, vol. 2.
Wendt, L.D. & Ale-Rocha, R. 2014. Taxonomic revision of wasp-like richardiids, Neoidiotypa Osten-Sacken (Diptera, Tephritoidea, Richardiidae). Zootaxa 3857(4): 527–550. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3857.4.4 Reference page.
Wendt, L.D. & Ale-Rocha, R., 2014: Taxonomic notes of Hemixantha (Diptera: Richardiidae) with description of a new species from the Amazon Region. Zoologia, 31 (1): 88–96. Full article: [1].
Wendt, L.W., Marinoni, L. 2019. Taxonomic revision of Megalothoraca (Diptera: Richardiidae) with description of a new species, synonyms and new combination. Zoologia. 36: 1-15. DOI: 10.3897/zoologia.36.e31456 Open access Reference page.

The Richardiidae are a family of Diptera in the superfamily Tephritoidea.

This small family consists of just over 30 genera and 175 species. Almost all species are neotropical. Generally, the biology of the richardiids is little known. Some of the larvae are plant feeders or saprophages in decaying plant material. One species, the pineapple fruit fly Melanoloma viatrix, has been reported as a pest of pineapples.[1] Most adults have some general features, conspicuously pictured wings, often with metallic blue or greenish colors on the body and legs, and a typical tephritoid ovipositor.[2]

Acompha Hendel, 1911
Antineuromyia Hendel, 1914
Automola Loew, 1873
Batrachophthalmum Hendel, 1911
Beebeomyia Curran, 1934
Cladiscophleps Enderlein, 1912
Coilometopia Macquart, 1847
Coniceps Loew, 1873
Epiplatea Loew, 1868
Euolena Loew, 1873
Hemixantha Loew, 1873
Johnrichardia Perez-Gelabert & Thompson, 2006[1]
Macrostenomyia Hendel, 1907
Maerorichardia Hennig, 1937
Megalothoraca Hendel, 1911
Melanoloma Loew, 1873
Neoidiotypa Osten Sacken, 1878
Ocaenicia Enderlein, 1927
Odontomera Macquart, 1843
Odontomerella Hendel, 1912
Oedematella Hendel, 1911
Omomyia Coquillett, 1907
Ozaenina Enderlein, 1912
Pachysomites Cockerell, 1916
Paneryma Wulp, 1899
Poecilomyia Hendel, 1911
Richardia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Richardiodes Hendel, 1912
Sepsisoma Johnson, 1900
Setellia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Setellida Hendel, 1911
Spheneuolena Hendel, 1911
Stenomyites Cockerell, 1915
Urortalis Cockerell, 1917


Perez-Gelabert, Daniel E.; Thompson, F. Christian (2006). "A new genus and species of Richardiidae (Diptera) from Hispaniola" (PDF). Zootaxa. New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 1259: 25–31. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 2009-06-19.

Kotrba, Marion; Ueberle, Frank (2007). "Life history and morphology of the immature stages of Richardia teevani (Diptera, Richardiidae)" (PDF). Studia dipterologica. Halle, Germany. 14: 309–327. ISSN 0945-3954.

Steyskal, G. C. 1987. 67. Richardiidae. Manual of Nearctic Diptera 2:833-837.

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