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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: Empidoidea

Familia: Hybotidae
Subfamilia: Tachydromiinae
Tribus: Tachydromiini
Genus: Tachydromia
Species: T. achterbergi – T. annamensis – T. doi – T. malaysiensis – T. monocercus – T. ocellata – T. pahangiensis – T. phanensis – T. phu – T. tigeri

Fossils species : †T. (Tachypona) – †T. (Tachypona) postposita – †T. egelata – †T. theobaldi – †T. voracis –

Tachydromia Meigen, 1803

Primary references

Meigen, J. 1803. Versuch einer neuen Gattungseintheilung der europäischen zweiflügeligen Insekten. Magazin für Insektenkunde 2: 259–281. BHL Reference page.


Grootaert, P.; Shamshev, I. 2009: First records of Tachydromia Meigen and Tachypeza Meigen (Diptera: Hybotidae) from Viet Nam, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa, 2249: 33–43. Abstract & excerpt
Grootaert, P.; Shamshev, I. 2011: The genus Tachydromia Meigen (Diptera: Hybotidae) from Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 63(1): 103–112. DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1552
Shamshev, I.; Grootaert, P. 2008: New and little-known species of the genus Tachydromia Meigen (Diptera, Hybotidae) from Thailand. Zootaxa, 1830: 21–36. Abstract & excerpt
Shamshev, I.; Grootaert, P. 2009: Two new species of the genus Tachydromia Meigen (Diptera: Hybotidae) from Malaysia. Raffles bulletin of zoology, 57: 251–254. PDF
Shamshev, I.; Grootaert, P. 2010: The genus Tachydromia Meigen (Diptera: Hybotidae) from the Afrotropics. African invertebrates, 51(1): 207–218. ISSN: 1681-5556

Tachydromia is a genus of hybotid flies. It is widespread around the world, with species found essentially everywhere except the polar regions and some remote islands. They are not very diverse in East and Southeast Asia,[2] or in Africa[3]

Tachydromia are minute, slender flies of shining jet-black color, that are almost devoid of hairs and bristles.[2]

The globular head bears large eyes with large facets. Three ocelli are present. The two-jointed antennae are short. The vertical, rigid proboscis is shorter than the head.[2]

The thorax is longer than broad. The slender legs bear microscopic hairs, but no bristles. The front femora are somewhat thickened. The males of some species have small spines on the middle femora or tibiae beneath.[2]

The wings are narrow, with the costa ending at the fourth vein and sometimes thickened beyond the insertion of the first vein. There is no trace of an anal cell present. Some species show one or two dark bands across the wings.[2]

T. acklandi Chvala, 1973
T. aemula (Loew, 1864)
T. alteropicta (Becker, 1889)
T. annulimana Meigen, 1822
T. arrogans (Linnaeus, 1761)
T. calcanea (Meigen, 1838)
T. calcarata (Strobl, 1910)
T. carpathica Chvala, 1966
T. catalonica (Strobl, 1906)
T. caucasica Chvala, 1970
T. connexa Meigen, 1822
T. costalis (von Roser, 1840)
T. denticulata (Oldenberg, 1912)
T. edenensis Hewitt & Chvala, 2002
T. excisa (Loew, 1864)
T. halidayi (Collin, 1926)
T. halterata (Collin, 1926)
T. incompleta (Becker, 1900)
T. interrupta (Loew, 1864)
T. lundstroemi (Frey, 1913)
T. microptera (Loew, 1864)
T. monserratensis (Strobl, 1906)
T. morio (Zetterstedt, 1838)
T. nigerrima (Bezzi, 1918)
T. obsoleta (Strobl, 1910)
T. ornatipes (Becker, 1890)
T. parva Chvala, 1970
T. productipes (Strobl, 1910)
T. pseudointerrupta Chvala, 1970
T. punctifera (Becker, 1900)
T. rhyacophila Chvala, 1995
T. sabulosa Meigen, 1830
T. schnitteri Stark, 1994
T. smithi Chvala, 1966
T. styriaca (Strobl, 1893)
T. subarrogans Kovalev & Chvala, 1985
T. terricola Zetterstedt, 1819
T. tuberculata (Loew, 1864)
T. umbrarum Haliday, 1833
T. undulata (Strobl, 1906)
T. woodi (Collin, 1926)

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Chvála, Milan (1975). The Tachydromiinae (Diptera; Empididae) of Fennoscandia and Denmark (PB). Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica. Vol. 3. Klampenborg: Scandinavian Science Press Ltd. pp. 1–336. ISBN 87-87491-04-4. {{cite book}}: |format= requires |url= (help)
A. L. Melander (1910). "The Genus Tachydromia". Psyche. 17 (2): 41–63. doi:10.1155/1910/29732.
Shamshev, I. & Grootaert, P. 2010. The genus Tachydromia Meigen (Diptera: Hybotidae) from the Afrotropics. African Invertebrates 51 (1): 207-218."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-04.

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