Nemestrinidae


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Nemestrinidae

[¦nem·ə¦strin·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The hairy flies, a family of dipteran insects in the series Brachycera of the suborder Orthorrhapha.
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Remarkably long nectar-feeding mouthparts have evolved in two dipteran families - Tabanidae (horseflies) and Nemestrinidae (tanglewing flies) - in southern Africa (see illustrations in Johnson 1992).
The extraordinary long mouthparts found in members of the dipteran families Tabanidae and Nemestrinidae in South Africa probably evolved through diffuse coevolution with a variety of long-tubed, nectar-producing flowers, as was suggested for orchids and their long-tongued hawkmoth pollinators in Madagascar by Nilsson et al.
Moegistorhynchus Macquart, 1840 is an endemic genus of Nemestrinidae known only from the west coast of South Africa (Western and Northern Cape Provinces), and includes four described species (Bowden 1980; Barraclough 2006), and at least two additional new species from montane areas in the southern part of its range (Barraclough 2006).