Micropezidae (Stilt-Legged Flies)

Only Metopochetus (Seva) bivittatus is found from this family in Tasmania.

Subfamily Eurybatinae
In this subfamily the ocelli are situated close to the head vertex, antennae are not widely separated (slightly separated in some Metopochetus), and the katepisternum (sternopleuron) lacks a dense vertical fan of strong hairs. In Taeniapterinae, the only other subfamily found in Australia, the ocelli are situated well forward of the vertex, antennae set wide apart, and katepisternum with dense vertical fan.

Genus Metopochetus
Metopochetus (Seva) bivittatus Metopochetus (Seva) bivittatus Metopochetus (Seva) bivittatus Metopochetus (Seva) bivittatus

Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Family Asilidae. In: Evenhuis, N. L. (ed.), Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions. (online version). Available at: http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/aocat/micropezidae.html. Last accessed: 10 May 2018.

McAlpine, D. K. 1998. Review of the Australian stilt flies (Dipera : Micropezidae) with a phylogenetic analysis of the family. Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 55-134.