Empididae (Dagger & Dancing Flies)

Quick Genera Links – those unlinked we have not documented.
Anaclastoctedon Bandella Clinocera Cunomyia Dolichocephala Empidadalpha Empis Eugowra Hilara Hilarempis Ptilophyllodromia Rhamphomyia Thinempis [Undetermined Empidini A] [Pending ID – Empidinae] [Pending ID – Hemerodromiinae] [Pending ID – Empididae]

Subfamily Clinocerinae
Genus Clinocera
Clinocera irrorata (right) (Clinocerinae)

Subfamily Empidinae
Tribe Empidini
Genus Empis
Empis sp. (Empidinae: Empidini) Empis sp. (Empidinae: Empidini) Empis sp. (Empidinae: Empidini)

Undetermined Empidini A
Undetermined Empidini A male Undetermined Empidini A female (Empidinae)

Tribe Hilarini
Genus Bandella
Bandella cf. duvalli (Empidinae: Hilarini)

Genus Hilara
Hilara sp. (Empidinae: Hilarini) Hilara sp. (Empidinae: Hilarini) Hilara sp. (Empidinae: Hilarini)

Genus Hilarempis
Hilarempis sp. (Empidinae: Hilarini) Hilarempis sp. male (Empidinae: Hilarini) Hilarempis sp. female (Empidinae: Hilarini)

Genus Thinempis
Thinempis austera (Empidinae: Hilarini) Thinempis turimetta (Empidinae: Hilarini)

Pending ID – Empidinae
Empidinae Empidinae Empidinae Empidinae

Subfamily Hemerodromiinae
Tribe Chelipodiini
Genus Anaclastoctedon
Anaclastoctedon sp. (Hemerodromiinae: Chelipodiini)

Genus Ptilophyllodromia
Ptilophyllodromia biroi complex- group A male (Hemerodromiinae: Chelipodiini) Ptilophyllodromia biroi complex - group B male (Hemerodromiinae: Chelipodiini) Ptilophyllodromia biroi complex female (Hemerodromiinae: Chelipodiini)

Pending ID – Hemerodromiinae
Hemerodromiinae Hemerodromiinae

Pending ID – Empididae
Empididae Empididae

Bickel, D. J. 1996. Thinempis, a new genus from Australia and New Zealand (Diptera: Empididae), with notes on the tribal classification of the Empidinae. Systematic Entomology 21 (2): 115-128.

Bickel, D. J. 2002. Bandella, a new hilarine fly genus from Australia (Diptera: Empididae). Records of the Australian Museum 54 (3): 313-324.

Bickel, D. J. 2006. Eugowra, a new fly genus from Australia (Empididae: Empidinae). Records of the Australian Museum 58: 119-24.

Daugeron, C., D’Haese, C. A. & Plant, A. R. 2009. Phylogenetic systematics of the Gondwanan Empis macrorrhyncha group (Diptera, Empididae, Empidinae). Systematic Entomology 34 (4): 635-648.

Melander, A. L. 1928. Diptera, Family Empididae. Vol. 185 of Wytsman, P (ed.), Genera Insectorum. Brussels.

Plant, A. R. 2010. Anaclastoctedon (Diptera: Empididae: Hemerodromiinae), a new genus from Asia and Australia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 58 (1): 15-25.

Sinclair, B. J. 2000. Revision of the genus Clinocera Meigen from Australia and New Zealand (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 14 (3): 347-361.

Sinclair, B. J. & Cumming, J. M. 2006. The morphology, higher level phylogeny and classification of the Empidoidea (Diptera). Zootaxa 1180: 1–172.

Smith, K. G. V. 1969. The Empididae of Southern Africa (Diptera). Annals of Natal Museum 19: 1–347.

Smith, K. G. V. 2012. Family Empididae. In: Evenhuis, NL (ed.), Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions. (online version). Available at: http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/aocat/empididae.html. Last accessed: 7 February 2012.

White, A. 1916. The Diptera-Brachycera of Tasmania. Part III. Families Asilidae, Bombylidae, Empidae, Dolichopodidae, & Phoridae. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1916: 148-266.