Canacidae (Beach, Surf or Surge Flies)

There are four canacid species listed for Tasmania – Dynomiella australica, Isocanace albiceps, Xanthocanace nigrofrons and Tethina pallidiseta.

Subfamily Canacinae
Genus Xanthocanace
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Malloch, J. R. 1924. Notes on Australian Diptera. No. III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 49: 329-338.

Mathis, W. N. 1982. Studies of Canacidae (Diptera), I: Suprageneric revision of the family, with revisions of new tribe Dynomiellini and new genus Isocanace. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 347: 1–29.

Mathis, W. N. 1996. Australian beach flies (Diptera: Canacidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102: 326-348.

Mathis, W. N. 2016. Family Canacidae. In: Evenhuis, NL (ed.), Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions. (online version). Available at: Last accessed: 22 April 2021