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Cyclorrhapha - Aschiza

Platypezidae & Syrphidae

The Aschiza are a section of the Brachycera. The largest family under this zoo-section is Syrphidae with some other small families. They are similar to most of the familiar Muscomorpha with one notable exception; they do not possess a ptilinum, so lack the prominent ptilinal suture on the face as in other muscoid flies.

Aschiza
Family Platypezidae

Platypezidae

Adults may be found performing rapid erratic movements on broad leaves of both woody and herbaceous plants, evidently feeding on surface deposits. Both platypezids in the pics were recorded from Tamil Nadu India.

 Lindneromyia

Syrphidae

Hoverflies, also called flower flies or syrphids, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Cyclorrhapha - Schizophora -Acalyptratae

S.F: Carnoidea, Diopsoidea, Ephydroidea, Lauxanioidea, Nerioidea, Sciomyzoidea, Tephritoidea

Acalyptratae

The Acalyptratae are a large assemblage, exhibiting very diverse habits, with one notable and perhaps surprising exception: no known acalyptrates are obligate blood-feeders (hematophagous), though blood feeding at various stages of the life history is common throughout other Dipteran sections.

S.F: Carnoidea

Chloropidae

Chloropidae

Crete Greece

Milichiidae

Milichiidae

TN India

bees

Milichiidae

TN India

S.F: Diopsoidea

Diopsidae

Diopside

Taiwan

Diopsidae

Diopside

Taiwan

Family Megamerinidae

Megamerinidae

TN India

Megamerinidae

Megamerinidae

TN India

S.F: Ephydroidea

Drosophilidae

Zaprionus indianus 

Drosophilidae, Israel

Axinota

Axinota

TN India

Axinota

Axinota

KL India

Curtonotidae

Axinota

Israel

S.F: Lauxanioidea

 Beetle

Celyphidae

TN India

Family Celyphidae

Celyphidae

TN India

Celyphus

Celyphus

TN India

Lauxaniidae
flies

Lauxaniidae

TN USA

Lauxaniidae

Israel

S.F: Nerioidea; F: Micropezidae

S.F: Nerioidea; F: Neriidae