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The Nematoceran family AXYMYIIDAE is the sole member of the infraorder AXYMYIOMORPHA, though it is often included within the infraorder Bibionomorpha
Bibionomorpha
in older classifications. It is known from only seven species in three genera, plus three fossil species.

CONTENTS

* 1 Family characteristics * 2 Biology * 3 Genera * 4 References * 5 External links

FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS

For terms see Morphology of Diptera
Morphology of Diptera
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The Axymyiidae have the general appearance of the Bibionidae
Bibionidae
. Unlike bibionids, axymyiids have four branches of the radial vein, Bibionidae have two or three.

The head is rounded. The eyes of the male are holoptic for a considerable distance and divided into a larger dorsal part consisting of large facets and (separated by a groove) a smaller ventral part of smaller facets. The eyes of the female are separated by a broad frons and consist of separated facets. The three ocelli are on a prominence. The antennae are short with 14 to 16 transverse segments which are covered with sparse, short hairs. The oral parts are reduced. The palpi are four- to five-segmented.

Wings have an ocellus. Wing-venation: The subcostal vein merges into the anterior alar margin near its midpoint; radial vein 1 reaches the distal quarter of wings, there usually fused with radial vein 2+3; radial vein 4 is branched proximal to the anterior crossvein of the wing. Median vein 1 and 2 have short trunks. The anal vein does not reach the alar margin.

The tibiae are slightly longer than the femora, but somewhat shorter than the tarsi. The empodium and pulvilli are well developed.

BIOLOGY

Larvae live in decomposing wood.

GENERA

* Axymyia McAtee 1921

* A. furcata McAtee 1921 * A. japonica Ishida 1953

* Mesaxymyia Mamaev 1968

* M. kerteszi (Duda), 1930 * M. stackelbergi Mamaev 1968

* Protaxymyia Mamaev & Krivosheina 1966

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Extant Diptera families

* Kingdom: Animalia * Phylum: Arthropoda * Class: Insecta * Subclass: Pterygota
Pterygota
* Infraclass: Neoptera
Neoptera
* Superorder: Endopterygota
Endopterygota

SUBORDER NEMATOCERA

AXYMYIOMORPHA

* Axymyiidae

CULICOMORPHA

CULICOIDEA

* Dixidae
Dixidae
(meniscus midges) * Corethrellidae
Corethrellidae
(frog-biting midges) * Chaoboridae
Chaoboridae
(phantom midges) * Culicidae (mosquitoes)

CHIRONOMOIDEA

* Thaumaleidae (solitary midges) * Simuliidae (black flies) * Ceratopogonidae
Ceratopogonidae
(biting midges) * Chironomidae
Chironomidae
(non-biting midges)

BLEPHARICEROMORPHA

* Blephariceridae
Blephariceridae
(net-winged midges) * Deuterophlebiidae (mountain midges) * Nymphomyiidae

BIBIONOMORPHA

BIBIONOIDEA

* Bibionidae
Bibionidae
(march flies, lovebugs)

ANISOPODOIDEA

* Anisopodidae
Anisopodidae
(wood gnats)

Sciaroidea
Sciaroidea
(fungus gnats)

* Bolitophilidae * Diadocidiidae * Ditomyiidae
Ditomyiidae
* Keroplatidae
Keroplatidae
* Mycetophilidae * Sciaridae
Sciaridae
(dark-winged fungus gnats) * Cecidomyiidae
Cecidomyiidae
(gall midges)

PSYCHODOMORPHA

SCATOPSOIDEA

* Canthyloscelidae * Perissommatidae * Scatopsidae
Scatopsidae
(minute black scavenger flies, or dung midges)

PSYCHODOIDEA

* Psychodidae (moth flies)

PTYCHOPTEROMORPHA

* Ptychopteridae (phantom crane flies) * Tanyderidae (primitive crane flies)

TIPULOMORPHA

TRICHOCEROIDEA

* Trichoceridae (winter crane flies)

TIPULOIDEA

* Pediciidae (hairy-eyed craneflies) * Tipulidae (crane flies)

SUBORDER BRACHYCERA

ASILOMORPHA

ASILOIDEA

* Apioceridae (flower-loving flies) * Apsilocephalidae
Apsilocephalidae
* Apystomyiidae * Asilidae
Asilidae
(robber flies) * Bombyliidae (bee flies) * Evocoidae * Hilarimorphidae (hilarimorphid flies) * Mydidae (mydas flies) * Mythicomyiidae * Scenopinidae
Scenopinidae
(window flies) * Therevidae (stiletto flies)

EMPIDOIDEA

* Atelestidae * Hybotidae (dance flies) * Dolichopodidae
Dolichopodidae
(long-legged flies) * Empididae
Empididae
(dagger flies, balloon flies)

NEMESTRINOIDEA

* Acroceridae (small-headed flies) * Nemestrinidae (tangle-veined flies)

MUSCOMORPHA

ASCHIZA

PLATYPEZOIDEA

* Phoridae
Phoridae
(scuttle flies, coffin flies, humpbacked flies) * Opetiidae (flat-footed flies) * Ironomyiidae (ironic flies) * Lonchopteridae (spear-winged flies) * Platypezidae
Platypezidae
(flat-footed flies)

SYRPHOIDEA

* Syrphidae (hoverflies) * Pipunculidae (big-headed flies)

SCHIZOPHORA

ACALYPTRATAE

CONOPOIDEA

* Conopidae (thick-headed flies)

TEPHRITOIDEA

* Pallopteridae (flutter flies) * Piophilidae
Piophilidae
(cheese flies) * Platystomatidae (signal flies) * Pyrgotidae * Richardiidae
Richardiidae
* Tephritidae
Tephritidae
(peacock flies) * Ulidiidae
Ulidiidae
(picture-winged flies)

NERIOIDEA

* Cypselosomatidae * Micropezidae
Micropezidae
(stilt-legged flies) * Neriidae (cactus flies, banana stalk flies) * Pseudopomyzidae (banana flies)

DIOPSOIDEA

* Diopsidae (stalk-eyed flies) * Gobryidae * Megamerinidae * Nothybidae * Psilidae
Psilidae
(rust flies) * Somatiidae * Strongylophthalmyiidae * Syringogastridae * Tanypezidae

SCIOMYZOIDEA

* Coelopidae (kelp flies) * Dryomyzidae
Dryomyzidae
* Helosciomyzidae * Ropalomeridae * Huttoninidae * Heterocheilidae * Phaeomyiidae * Sepsidae (black scavenger flies) * Sciomyzidae (marsh flies)

SPHAEROCEROIDEA

* Chyromyidae
Chyromyidae
* Heleomyzidae * Sphaeroceridae
Sphaeroceridae
(small dung flies) * Nannodastiidae

LAUXANIOIDEA

* Celyphidae (beetle-backed flies) * Chamaemyiidae (aphid flies) * Lauxaniidae

OPOMYZOIDEA

* Agromyzidae (leaf miner flies) * Anthomyzidae * Asteiidae * Aulacigastridae (sap flies) * Clusiidae (lekking, or druid flies) * Fergusoninidae * Marginidae * Neminidae * Neurochaetidae (upside-down flies) * Odiniidae * Opomyzidae
Opomyzidae
* Periscelididae * Teratomyzidae * Xenasteiidae

EPHYDROIDEA

* Camillidae * Curtonotidae (quasimodo flies) * Diastatidae (bog flies) * Ephydridae (shore flies) * Drosophilidae
Drosophilidae
(vinegar and fruit flies)

CARNOIDEA

* Acartophthalmidae * Australimyzidae * Braulidae
Braulidae
(bee lice) * Canacidae (beach flies) * Carnidae * Chloropidae
Chloropidae
(frit flies) * Cryptochaetidae * Inbiomyiidae * Milichiidae (freeloader flies)

LONCHAEOIDEA

* Cryptochetidae * Lonchaeidae
Lonchaeidae
(lance flies)

CALYPTRATAE

MUSCOIDEA

* Anthomyiidae (cabbage flies) * Fanniidae (little house flies) * Muscidae (house flies, stable flies) * Scathophagidae (dung flies)

OESTROIDEA

* Calliphoridae
Calliphoridae
(blow-flies: bluebottles, greenbottles) * Mystacinobiidae (New Zealand batfly) * Oestridae (botflies) * Rhinophoridae * Sarcophagidae (flesh flies) * Tachinidae
Tachinidae
(tachina flies)

HIPPOBOSCOIDEA

* Glossinidae (tsetse flies) * Hippoboscidae (louse flies) * Mormotomyiidae (frightful hairy fly) * Nycteribiidae
Nycteribiidae
(bat flies) * Streblidae (bat flies)

STRATIOMYOMORPHA

STRATIOMYOIDEA

* Pantophthalmidae (timber flies) * Stratiomyidae
Stratiomyidae
(soldier flies) * Xylomyidae
Xylomyidae
(wood soldier flies)

TABANOMORPHA

RHAGIONOIDEA

* Austroleptidae * Bolbomyiidae * Rhagionidae
Rhagionidae
(snipe flies)

TABANOIDEA

* Athericidae
Athericidae
(water snipe flies) * Oreoleptidae * Pelecorhynchidae * Tabanidae (horse and deer flies)

VERMILEONOMORPHA

VERMILEONOIDEA

* Vermileonidae

XYLOPHAGOMORPHA

XYLOPHAGOIDEA

* Xylophagidae (awl flies)

List of families of Diptera

TAXON IDENTIFIERS

* Wd : Q1934068 * ADW : Axymyiidae * BugGuide : 182773 * EoL : 501 * Fauna Europaea : 11657 * Fossilworks : 202788 * GBIF : 3333 * ITIS : 121296 * NCBI : 560733

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