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Diptera

Diptera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Families
Suborder Archidiptera
Infraorder Nymphomyiomorpha
   Nymphomyiidae[?]
Infraorder Dictyodipteromorpha extinct
 Superfamily Dictyodipteridea
   Dictyodipteridae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
 Superfamily Hyperpolyneuridea
   Hyperpolyneuridae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
 Superfamily Dyspolyneuridea
   Dyspolyneuridae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
Infraorder Diplopolyneuromorpha extinct
   Diplopolyneuridae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
Suborder Eudiptera
Infraorder Deuterophlebiomorpha
   Deuterophlebiidae[?]
Infraorder Blephariceromorpha
   Blephariceridae[?]
Infraorder Tipulomorpha
 Superfamily Eopolyneuridea extinct
   Eopolyneuridae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
   Musidoromimidae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
 Superfamily Tipulodictyidea extinct
   Tipulodictyidae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
 Superfamily Tanyderophryneidea extinct
   Tanyderophryneidae[?] - (Middle Jurassic)
 Superfamily Pachyneuridea
   Pachyneuridae[?]
 Superfamily Tipulidea
   Architipulidae[?] extinct (Upper Triassic)
   ...(Pan Jurassic)
   Eolimnobiidae[?] extinct (Lower Jurassic)
   Trichoceridae[?]
   Cylindrotomidae[?]
   Limoniidae[?]
   Tipulidae - Crane flies
   Tanyderidae[?]
   Ptychopteridae[?]
 Superfamily Eoptychopteridea extinct
   Eoptychopteridae[?] - (Lower Jurassic)
 Superfamily Psychodidea
   Psychodidae[?]
   Nemopalpidae[?]
   Phlebotomidae[?]
 Superfamily Culicidea
   Chaoboridae[?]
   Asiochaoboridae[?] extinct (Upper Jurassic)
   Culicidae[?] - Mosquitos
 Superfamily Dixidea
   Dixamimidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Dixidae[?]
 Superfamily Chironomidea
   Architendipedidae[?] extinct (Upper Triassic)
   Protendipedidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Chironomidae[?]
   Ceratopogonidae[?]
   Simuliidae[?] - Black flies
 Superfamily Mesophantasmatidea extinct
   Mesophantasmatidae[?] - (Middle Jurassic)
 Superfamily Orphnephilidea
   Orphnephilidae[?]
 Superfamily Rhaetomyiidea
   Rhaetomyiidae[?] extinct (Upper Triassic)
   Perissommatidae[?]
Infraorder Bibionomorpha
 Superfamily Pleciodictyidea extinct
   Pleciodictyidae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
 Superfamily Protoligoneuridea extinct
   Protoligoneuridae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
 Superfamily Bolitophilidea
   Bolitophilidae[?]
 Superfamily Fungivoridea
   Pleciofungivoridae[?] extinct (Upper Triassic)
   ...(Lower and Middle Jurassic)
   Palaeopleciidae[?] extinct (Upper Triassic)
   Pleciomimidae[?] extinct
   ... (Lower and Middle Jurassic)
   Archizelmiridae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Fungivoritidae[?] extinct
   ...(Middle and Upper Jurassic)
   Tipulopleciidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Sinemediidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Allactoneuridae[?]
   Ditomyiidae[?]
   Ceroplatidae[?]
   Diadocidiidae[?]
   Macroceridae[?]
   Manotidae[?]
   Lygistorhinidae[?]
   Mycetobiidae[?]
   Fungivoridae[?]
   Sciaridae[?]
 Superfamily Cecidomyiidea
   Lestremiidae[?]
   Cecidomyiidae[?]
   Heteropezidae[?]
 Superfamily Scatopsidea
   Protoscatopsidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Hyperoscelididae[?]
   Synneurontidae[?]
   Scatopsidae[?]
 Superfamily Bibionidea
   Eopleciidae[?] extinct (Lower Jurassic)
   Protopleciidae[?] extinct (Pan Jurassic)
   Paraxymyiidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Protobibionidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Penthrediidae[?]
   Hesperinidae[?]
   Bibionidae[?]
 Superfamily Phragmoligoneuridea extinct
   Phragmoligoneuridae[?] - (Upper Triassic)
 Superfamily Rhyphidea
   Oligophryneidae[?] extinct (Upper Triassic)
   Protorhyphidae[?] extinct (Upper Triassic)
   ...(Lower and Middle Jurassic)
   Rhyphidae[?]
   Olbiogastridae[?]
   Cramptonomyiidae[?]
Infraorder Asilomorpha
 Superfamily Tabanidea
   Eostratiomyiidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Rhagionempididae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Rhagionidae[?]
   Coenomyiidae[?]
   Tabanidae[?]
   Nemestrinidae[?]
   Acanthomeridae[?]
 Superfamily Stratiomyiidea
   Protobrachycerontidae[?] extinct (Lower Jurassic)
   Archisargidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Palaeostratiomyiidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Eomyiidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Protocyrtidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Solvidae[?]
   Xylophagidae[?]
   Rachiceridae[?]
   Stratiomyiidae[?]
   Acroceridae[?]
 Superfamily Asilidea
   Protomphralidae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)
   Therevidae[?]
   Apioceridae[?]
   Asilidae[?]
   Mydaidae[?]
   Scenopinidae[?]
 Superfamily Bombyliidea
   Bombyliidae[?]
   Usiidae[?]
   Cyrtosiidae[?]
   Systropodidae[?]
 Superfamily Empididea
   Empididae[?]
   Hilarimorphidae[?]
   Dolichopodidae[?]
Infraorder Musidoromorpha
   Lonchopteridae[?]
Infraorder Phoromorpha
   Phoridae[?]
   Aenigmatiidae[?]
   Thaumatoxenidae[?]
Infraorder Termitoxeniomorpha
   Termitoxeniidae[?]
Infraorder Myiomorpha
 Superfamily Platypezidea
   Sciadoceridae[?]
   Platypezidae[?]
 Superfamily Syrphidea
   Syrphidae
   Pipunculidae[?]
 Superfamily Conopoidea
   Conopidae[?]
 Superfamily Tephritoidea
   Ctenostyldae[?]
   Lonchaeidae[?]
   Pallopteridae[?]
   Piophilidae[?]
   Platystomatidae[?]
   Pyrgotidae[?]
   Richardiidae[?]
   Tachiniscidae[?]
   Tephritidae[?]
   Ulidiidae[?]
 Superfamily Nerioidea
   Cypselosomatidae[?]
   Megamerinidae[?]
   Micropezidae[?]
   Neriidae[?]
   Pseudopomyzidae[?]
 Superfamily Diopsoidea
   Diopsidae[?]
   Gobryidae[?]
   Nothybidae[?]
   Psilidae[?]
   Somatiidae[?]
   Syringogastridae[?]
   Tanypezidae[?]
 Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
   Coelopidae[?]
   Dryomyzidae[?]
   Helosciomyzidae[?]
   Ropalomeridae[?]
   Sepsidae[?]
   Sciomyzidae[?]
 Superfamily Sphaeroceroidea
   Chyromyidae[?]
   Heleomyzidae[?]
   Sphaeroceroidea[?]
 Superfamily Lauxanioidea
   Celyphidae[?]
   Chamaemyiidae[?]
   Eurychoromyiidae[?]
   Lauxaniidae[?]
 Superfamily Opomyzoidea
   Acartophthalmidae[?]
   Agromyzidae[?]
   Anthomyzidae[?]
   Asteiidae[?]
   Aulacigastridae[?]
   Clusiidae[?]
   Fergusoninidae[?]
   Marginidae[?]
   Neminidae[?]
   Neurochaetidae[?]
   Odiniidae[?]
   Opomyzidae[?]
   Periscelididae[?]
   Teratomyzidae[?]
   Xenasteiidae[?]
 Superfamily Ephydroidea
   Camillidae[?]
   Curtonotidae[?]
   Diastatidae[?]
   Ephydridae[?]
   Drosophilidae[?]
 Superfamily Carnoidea
   Australimyzidae[?]
   Braulidae[?]
   Canaceidae[?]
   Carnidae[?]
   Chloropidae[?]
   Cryptochaetidae[?]
   Milichiidae[?]
   Tethinidae[?]
 Superfamily Gastrophilidea
   Gastrophilidae[?]
 Superfamily Anthomyiidea
   Cordyluridae[?]
   Acridomyiidae[?]
   Anthomyiidae[?]
   Eginiidae[?]
 Superfamily Muscidea
   Fanniidae[?]
   Muscidae[?]
 Superfamily Sarcophagidea
   Calliphoridae[?]
   Sarcophagidae[?]
   Rhinophoridae[?]
   Stackelbergomyiidae[?]
 Superfamily Oestridea
   Oestridae[?]
   Hypodermatidae[?]
   Cuterebridae[?]
   Villeneuviellidae[?]
 Superfamily Tachinidea
   Phasiidae[?]
   Leucostomatidae[?]
   Dexiidae[?]
   Tachinidae[?]
 Superfamily Glossinidea
   Glossinidae[?]
 Superfamily Hippoboscidea
   Hippoboscidae[?]
 Superfamily Streblomorpha
   Streblidae[?]
 Superfamily Nycteribiomorpha
   Nycteribiidae[?]

Family incertae sedis
   Palaeophoridae[?] extinct (Middle Jurassic)


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Synonyms and common names Flies, mosquitoes

References http://www.nearctica.com/nomina/diptera/diptera.htm
as of 2003-06-17
http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/Diptera/biosys.htm
as of 2003-06-17 In the taxobox those that are included in this site have been marked with a
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/fossilcat/ for fossil diptera
as of 2003-06-17

Text Diptera are insects in which the hind wings are reduced to halteres.

Children The taxobox at right is based on the book The Historical Development of Diptera by Borris Rohdendorf.

Families in the list below marked with a plus sign are extinct. NOTE:duplicated names have been moved to the taxobox. Reconciliation of the names remaining below is in progress, but many are likely synonyms.

Other invalid names



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