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 Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.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.
Eraxasilus Carrera, 1959 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Erebunus Richter, 1966 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Argillemisca
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Eremisca Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Eremodromus Zimin, 1928 valid
subfamily: Stichopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Parastichopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stichopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Eremomyia Artigas, 1970 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Lochmorhynchus
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Lochmorhynchus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Eremonotus Theodor, 1980 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Eretomyia Artigas, 1971 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lochmorhynchus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Ericomyia Londt, 2015 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Eriopogon Loew, 1847 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: Stenopogonini
Eristicus Loew, 1848 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Eicherax
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Eicherax
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Erythropogon White, 1914 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
Esatanas Lehr, 1986 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Etrurus 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
Euarmostus Walker, 1851 synonym
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Cyrtopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Cyrtopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Eucyrtopogon Curran, 1923 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
Eudioctria Wilcox and Martin, 1941 valid
subfamily: Dioctriinae
tribe: Dioctriini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dioctriinae; tribe: Echthodopini
Eumecosoma Schiner, 1866 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Eupalamus Jaennicke, 1867 homonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Palamopogon
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Palamopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Eurhabdus Aldrich, 1923 valid
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Leptogastrini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: unplaced
Euscelidia Westwood, 1850 valid
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Leptogastrini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Dolichoscius
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: unplaced
Euthrix Philippi, 1865 homonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Euthrixius
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Euthrixius
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Tillobromatini
Euthrixius Artigas, 1971 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Euthrix
taxonomy: replacement name for Euthrix
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Tillobromatini
Eutolmus Loew, 1848 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Eutrichodes Hermann, 1920 homonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Hexameritia
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Hexameritia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Filiolus Lehr, 1967 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Fishermyia Londt, 2012 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Furcilla Martin, 1975 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Scarbroughia
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Scarbroughia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Galactopogon Engel, 1929 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: Stenopogonini
Gastrichelius Rondani, 1856 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Triclis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Gerrolasius Hermann, 1920 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: unplaced
Gibbasilus Londt, 1986 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Glaphyropyga Schiner, 1866 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Opopotes and Tapinostylus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Glyphotriclis Hermann, 1920 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Goneccalypsis Hermann, 1912 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Gongromyia Londt, 2002 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Gonioscelis Schiner, 1866 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Stenopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Gonypes Latreille, 1805 synonym
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Leptogastrini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Leptogaster
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: unplaced
Grajahua Artigas and Papavero, 1991 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: Tillobromatini
Graptostylus Hull, 1962 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
Grypoctonus Speiser, 1928 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: Stenopogonini

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