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Contact information:
  • Torsten Dikow
    (202) 633-1005
    dikowt@si.edu
  • Raymond Gagne
    (202) 633-4553
    raymond.gagne@ars.usda.gov
  • Wayne Mathis
    (202) 633-1014
    mathisw@si.edu
  • Al Norrbom
    (202) 633-4564
    allen.norrbom@ars.usda.gov
  • Chris Thompson
    (202) 633-1029
    thompsonf@si.edu
  • WRBU
    (mosquitoes and other medically important vectors)


The table directly below provides an overview of just the Diptera family names and whom to contact for information and loan requests.

Here, we are following a pragmatic classification that combines historical views of the phylogeny as postulated by Hennig (1973) and the Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 3 (McAlpine 1989, Wood and Borkent 1989, Woodley 1989), but also include recent information on the phylogenetic placement of certain taxa as postulated by the AToL Diptera project (Wiegmann et al. 2011) and the resulting classification by Pape et al. (2011).

Please keep in mind that the purpose of this table is retrieval of information about USNM holdings and it is a compromise between phylogeny and arrangement of families in the compactors.
  The USNM Diptera Collections Profiles is an alternative listing of the families in alphabetical
order and includes information about the curatorial status and size of the holdings.

To learn more about the Smithsonian Curation Standards and Profiling System see
the original publication by McGinley (1993) and images showing examples
of each curatorial level defined in the profiling standards.
 
Taxon   Contact Notes
Blephariceromorpha    
  Deuterophlebiidae Dikow  
  Nymphomyiidae Dikow  
  Blephariceridae Dikow Long-Term Loan G.Courtney (ISU)
Tipulomorpha    
  Cylindrotomidae Dikow  
  Limoniidae deactivated  
  Pediciidae Dikow Long-Term Loan H.deJong (Naturalis)
  Tipulidae deactivated  
  Trichoceridae Dikow  
Ptychopteromorpha    
  Ptychopteridae Dikow  
Psychodomorpha    
  Psychodidae WRBU  
  Tanyderidae Dikow  
Culicomorpha    
  Ceratopogonidae WRBU includes Leptoconopidae
  Chaoboridae WRBU  
  Chironomidae deactivated  
  Corethrellidae WRBU  
  Culicidae WRBU  
  Dixidae WRBU  
  Simuliidae WRBU  
  Thaumaleidae Dikow  
Perissommatomorpha    
  Perissommatidae Norrbom  
Bibionomorpha    
  Anisopodidae Norrbom includes Olbiogastridae, Mycetobiidae
  Axymyiidae Norrbom  
  Bibionidae Norrbom includes Penthetriidae, Pleciidae
  Bolitophilidae Norrbom  
  Canthyloscelididae Gagné includes Synneuridae
  Cecidomyiidae Gagné includes Lestremiidae
  Diadocidiidae Norrbom  
  Ditomyiidae Norrbom  
  Hesperinidae Norrbom  
  Keroplatidae Norrbom includes Macroceridae
  Lygistorrhinidae Norrbom  
  Mycetophilidae Norrbom includes Manotidae
  Pachyneuridae Norrbom includes Cramptonomyiidae
  Rangomaramidae Norrbom  
  Scatopsidae Gagné  
  Sciaridae Gagné  
  Valeseguyidae Norrbom  
     
Orthorrhapha    
incertae sedis    
  Acroceridae Dikow  
  Hilarimorphidae Dikow  
  Nemestrinidae Dikow  
Asiloidea    
  Apioceridae Dikow  
  Apsilocephalidae Dikow  
  Asilidae Dikow  
  Bombyliidae N. Evenhuis (BPBM)
  Evocoidae Dikow  
  Mydidae Dikow  
  Mythicomyiidae N. Evenhuis (BPBM)
  Scenopinidae Dikow  
  Therevidae Dikow  
Stratiomyomorpha    
  Panthophthalmidae Dikow  
  Stratiomyidae Dikow  
  Xylomyidae Dikow  
Tabanomorpha    
  Athericidae Dikow  
  Oreoleptidae Dikow (no specimens)
  Pelecorhynchidae Dikow  
  Rhagionidae Dikow includes Austroleptidae, Bolbomyiidae, Spaniidae
  Tabanidae WRBU  
  Vermileonidae Dikow  
  Xylophagidae Dikow includes Coenomyiidae, Exeretronevridae, Heterostomidae, Rachiceridae
     
Eremoneura      
Empidoidea    
  “Iteaphila-group” Norrbom curated as Empididae
  Atelestidae Norrbom curated as Empididae
  Brachystomatidae Norrbom curated as Empididae
  Dolichopodidae Norrbom  
  Empididae Norrbom  
  Homalocnemiidae Norrbom curated as Empididae
  Hybotidae Norrbom curated as Empididae
  Oreogetonidae Norrbom curated as Empididae
Apystomyioidea    
  Apystomyiidae Dikow partly at BPBM (N. Evenhuis)
     
       
Cyclorrhapha    
Aschiza      
Phoroidea    
  Ironomyiidae Dikow  
  Lonchopteridae Dikow  
  Opetiidae Dikow  
  Phoridae Dikow includes Sciadoceridae; Long-Term Loan: B.Brown (LACM)
  Platypezidae Dikow  
Syrphoidea    
  Pipunculidae J. Skevington (off site: Canadian Nat'l Coll'n)
  Syrphidae Dikow/Thompson includes Microdontidae
     
Schizophora      
Archischiza    
  Conopidae Dikow includes Stylogasteridae
     
Muscaria      
Acalyptratae    
Carnoidea    
  Australimyzidae Dikow  
  Canacidae Dikow includes Tethinidae
  Carnidae Dikow  
  Chloropidae Norrbom includes Siphonellopsidae
  Inbiomyiidae Dikow (no specimens)
  Milichiidae Dikow  
  Nannodastiidae Dikow  
  Tethinidae Dikow  
Ephydroidea    
  Braulidae Dikow  
  Camillidae Dikow  
  Cryptochetidae Dikow  
  Curtonotidae Dikow  
  Diastatidae Dikow includes Campichoetidae
  Drosophilidae Dikow  
  Ephydridae Dikow/Mathis includes Risidae
Lauxanioidea    
  Celyphidae S. Gaimari (CSCA)  
  Chamaemyiidae S. Gaimari (CSCA) includes Cremifaniidae
  Lauxaniidae S. Gaimari (CSCA) includes Eurychoromyiidae
Nerioidea    
  Cypselosomatidae Norrbom  
  Pseudopomyzidae Norrbom formerly in Cypselosomatidae
  Micropezidae Norrbom  
  Neriidae Norrbom  
Opomyzoidea    
  Acartophthalmidae Norrbom  
  Agromyzidae Norrbom  
  Anthomyzidae Norrbom  
  Asteiidae Norrbom  
  Aulacigastridae Norrbom  
  Clusiidae Norrbom  
  Fergusoninidae Norrbom  
  Marginidae Norrbom  
  Megamerinidae Norrbom  
  Neminidae Norrbom  
  Neurochaetidae Norrbom  
  Odiniidae Norrbom  
  Opomyzidae Norrbom  
  Periscelididae Norrbom includes Stenomicridae
  Teratomyzidae Norrbom  
  Xenasteiidae Norrbom  
Sciomyzoidea    
  Coelopidae Dikow  
  Dryomyzidae Dikow  
  Helcomyzidae Dikow  
  Helosciomyzidae Dikow  
  Heterocheilidae Dikow  
  Huttoninidae Dikow  
  Natalimyzidae Dikow (no specimens)
  Phaeomyiidae Dikow  
  Ropalomeridae Dikow  
  Sciomyzidae Dikow  
  Sepsidae Dikow  
Sphaeroceroidea    
  Chyromyidae Norrbom  
  Heleomyzidae Norrbom includes Borboropsidae, Chiropteromyzidae, Cnemosphathidae, Notomyzidae, Rhinotoridae, Trixoscelididae
  Heteromyzidae Norrbom  
  Mormotomyiidae Norrbom  
  Sphaeroceridae Norrbom  
Diopsoidea    
  Diopsidae Norrbom includes Centrioncidae
  Gobryidae Norrbom  
  Nothybidae Norrbom  
  Psilidae Norrbom  
  Somatiidae Norrbom  
  Strongylophthalmyiidae Norrbom  
  Syringogastridae Norrbom  
  Tanypezidae Norrbom  
Tephritoidea    
  Ctenostylidae Norrbom  
  Lonchaeidae Norrbom  
  Pallopteridae Norrbom includes Eurygnathomyiidae
  Piophilidae Norrbom includes Neottiophilidae, Thryeophoridae
  Platystomatidae Norrbom  
  Pyrgotidae Norrbom  
  Richardiidae Norrbom  
  Tachiniscidae Norrbom  
  Tephritidae Norrbom  
  Ulidiidae Norrbom includes Euxestidae, Otitidae, Pterocallidae
     
Calyptratae    
Hippoboscoidea    
  Glossinidae Gagné  
  Hippoboscidae WRBU includes Nycteribiidae, Streblidae
Muscoidea    
  Anthomyiidae Dikow  
  Fanniidae Gagné  
  Muscidae Gagné  
  Scathophagidae Dikow  
Oestroidea    
  Calliphoridae Dikow  
  Mystacinobiidae Dikow  
  Oestridae Dikow includes Cutereberidae, Gasterophilidae, Hypodermatidae
  Rhiniidae Dikow  
  Rhinophoridae Dikow includes Axiniidae
  Sarcophagidae Dikow  
  Tachinidae Dikow includes Stackelbergomyiidae
       


last updated June 2016

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