deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

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Asiloid Flies
deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Sample of Asiloid Flies

Asilidae generic classification sensu Dikow 2009

The comprehensive cladistic study by Dikow (2009) proposes a revised, phylogenetic classification of Asilidae into 14 subfamily taxa. This phylogenetic study is based on a sample of 158 species from 140 genera representing all 11 previously recognized subfamily taxa (Hull 1962, Papavero 1973, Geller-Grimm 2004) and 39 of the 42 tribal taxa.

Only 140 out of 537 Asilidae genera (Geller-Grimm 2004) were included at the time in this phylogenetic analysis. However, all genera classified by Geller-Grimm (2004) in Apocleinae + Asilinae (174 genera, 29 included in Dikow (2009)), Dioctriinae (11, 6 included), Laphriinae + Laphystiinae (109, 27 included), Leptogastrinae (18, 5 included), Ommatiinae (8, 4 included plus Afroestricus), Stichopogoninae (11, 4 included), and Trigonomiminae (11, 4 included) can easily be placed within the revised classification as all of these taxa have been diagnosed sufficiently to evaluate whether the remaining unstudied genera are representatives of these monophyletic taxa.

Fifty-nine genera of Dasypogoninae and Stenopogoninae sensu previous authors were included in Dikow (2009) so that only 127 genera of these two taxa remained to be addressed in future phylogenetic analyses and placed within the higher-level taxa recognized in this revised classification. With the placement of the Afrotropical genera (Londt and Dikow in the Manual of Afrotropical Diptera) only 98 genera remain to be placed in this phylogenetic classification.

Below is a list of 556 valid Asilidae genera (plus 136 synonyms, 57 homonyms, and 5 nomina nuda) based on the world-catalog of Geller-Grimm (2004) with the addition of genera described since then. Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.

Last update: 2016-11-14.

Displaying 776 records.
Aristofolia Ayala Landa, 1978 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: incertae sedis; tribe: unplaced
Arthriticopus Enderlein, 1914 synonym
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: Trigonomimini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Holcocephala
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Artigasus Özdikmen, 2010 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Menexenus
taxonomy: replacement name for Menexenus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Asicya Lynch Arribálzaga, 1880 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Asilella Lehr, 1970 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Asiloephesus Lehr, 1992 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Asilopsis Cockerell, 1920 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Asilus Linnaeus, 1758 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: Asilini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Asiola Daniels, 1977 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Aspidopyga Carrera, 1949 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Astiptomyia Londt, 2010 valid
subfamily: Willistonininae
tribe: Sisyrnodytini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Astochia Becker in Becker and Stein, 1913 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Astylium Rondani, 1850 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Senobasina
synonymy: junior synonym of Senobasis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Astylopogon Meijere, 1913 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Aterpogon Hardy, 1930 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Atomosia Macquart, 1838 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Paratractia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atomosiella Wilcox, 1937 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atonia Williston, 1889 homonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Atoniomyia
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Atoniomyia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atoniomyia Hermann, 1912 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Neatonia
taxonomy: replacement name for Atonia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atractia Macquart, 1838 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atractocoma Artigas, 1970 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Austenmyia Carrera, 1955 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Austrosaropogon Hardy, 1934 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Brachyrhopalini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Automolina Hermann, 1912 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lamprozona
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Aymarasilus Artigas, 1974 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Backomyia Wilcox and Martin, 1957 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Bactria Meigen, 1820 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: Apocleini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Promachus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Bamwardaria Hradsky, 1983 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Bana Londt, 1992 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Enigmomorphini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Bathropsis Hermann, 1912 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Bathypogon Loew, 1851 valid
subfamily: Bathypogoninae
tribe: Bathypogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Bathypogonini
Beameromyia Martin, 1957 valid
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Leptogastrini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: unplaced
Bisapoclea Becker, 1925 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: Apocleini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Apoclea
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Blacodes Loew, 1874 homonym
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Cophura
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Cophura
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Blax Loew, 1871 homonym
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Cophura
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Cophura
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Blepharepium Rondani, 1848 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Blepharepiini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Planetolestes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Blepharepiini
Blepharis Macquart, 1838 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Blepharotes
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Blepharotes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Blepharotes Duncan, 1840 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Psecas
taxonomy: replacement name for Blepharis and Craspedia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Bohartia Hull, 1958 valid
subfamily: Dioctriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dioctriinae; tribe: Echthodopini
Bombomima Enderlein, 1914 subgenus
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Laphriini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Laphria
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced

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