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Lonchaeoidea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Suborder  Brachycera
Rank  Superfamily
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Diptera
Section  Schizophora
Lonchaeoidea
Similar  Neurochaetidae, Xenasteiidae, Syringogaster, Sphaeroceroidea, Cypselosomatidae

The Lonchaeoidea are a superfamily of generally small or very small black flies with large heads. It contains two families, the Lonchaeidae (lance flies) and the Cryptochetidae. The superfamily was established by G. C. Griffiths in 1972 and came into general use as such.

Characteristics of the Lonchaeoidea include antennae with the second segment cleft, and not more than one proclinate orbital bristle on each side. The frons is densely setulose.

References

Lonchaeoidea Wikipedia


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