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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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
Suprafamilia: Asteioinea

Familia: Teratomyzidae
Genera (7): Auster - Camur - Lips - Pous - Stepta - Teratomyza - Teratoptera



McAlpine, D.K.; Keyzer, R.G., de 1994: Generic classification of the fern flies (Diptera: Teratomyzidae) with a larval description. Systematic entomology, 19(4): 305–326. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1994.tb00593.x
Papp, L. 2011: Oriental Teratomyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora). Zootaxa, 2916: 1–34. Preview
Rodrigues, J.P.V., Pereira-Colavite, A. & Mello, R.L. de 2016. Catalogue of the Teratomyzidae (Diptera, Opomyzoidea) of the World. Zootaxa 4205(3): 275–285. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4205.3.7. Reference page.
Shuter, E. & D.K. McAlpine. 1985: First larvae of Teratomyzidae (Diptera). Austr. Entomol. Soc. News Bull., 21: 26.

Vernacular names
English: Fern Flies

Teratomyzidae are a family of small flies found mainly in the southern continents and are absent from Europe, North America, and Africa. They are specialist feeders on fern fronds. There are about thirty five species. They appear somewhat like anthomyzids, the body is elongated and appear dusty coated. The antenna are somewhat as in Aulacigastridae and Neminidae. The wing is distinctive in its venation, the costa is weake after the humeral crossvein and broken before vein 1 with an elongate dorsal bristle before the break. Vein 1 short and joins costa within quarter length of the wing. Vein 6 terminates beyond discal crossvein.[1]

The genera in the family include:[2]



McAlpine, David K.; Keyzer, Roger G. De (1994). "Generic classification of the fern flies (Diptera: Teratomyzidae) with a larval description". Systematic Entomology. 19 (4): 305–326. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.1994.tb00593.x. S2CID 86688422.
Rodrigues, J.P.V.; Pereira-Colavite, A.; Mello, R.L. (2016). "Catalogue of the Teratomyzidae (Diptera, Opomyzoidea) of the World". Zootaxa. 4205 (3): 275. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4205.3.7. PMID 27988579.

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