Lonchopteridae (Spear-Winged Flies)

Only the one introduced species occurs in Tasmania and on the mainland. Australian populations of Lonchoptera furcata consists largely, or entirely, of females which reproduce asexually from unfertilised eggs. Larvae are found among rotting or wet leaf and vegetable matter.

Genus Lonchoptera
Lonchoptera furcata Lonchoptera furcata Lonchoptera furcata

CSIRO, 2019. Lonchopteridae. In: Australian Insect Families. Available at: http://anic.ento.csiro.au/insectfamilies . Last accessed: 22 April 2019.
Peterson, B. V. 1987. Lonchopteridae. In: Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2, Monograph No. 28. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

Smith, K. G. V. 1996. Family Lonchopteridae. In: Evenhuis, NL (ed.), Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions. (online version). Available at: http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/aocat/lonchopteridae.html . Last accessed: 22 April 2019.